Gold, White and Pink Table Runner



18th century
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General Description

This panel belongs to a group of finely woven silk brocades called bizarre because of their eccentric patterns. They were a specialty of Venetian weavers. The larger areas of gold-wrapped silk threads are balanced with lovely pink and blue flowers on a natural silk ground. It is now bordered with silver gallooning.

Excerpt from

Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1985), 214.