This handsome textile is a traditional woman's wrap around dress known as kira in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. The rectangular form measures 52.5 in. x 92 in and is created of three panels joined in the warp direction and oriented horizontally when worn. The solid black background creates a dramatic foil for the skillfully designed palette of warm orange,red,and maroon contrasted with cool turquoise,green and aqua. Both warm and cool colors are complemented by shades of fuchsia, ecru,and…
AN OTTOMAN SILK AND METAL-THREAD TEXTILE, TURKEY, 17TH CENTURY of rectangular form, woven with ochre and gilt threads, decorated with a cerise silk repeat pattern of composite floral heads on foliate stems including tulips, carnations and peonies, olive green and blue silk floral detailing, with old collection label to reverse written in Dutch which reads '496E/01, 18th Century Venetian Gold Brocade, RAI' 80 by 60cm.
Sidewall sample | France, circa 1930 | Machine-printed paper | Repeating motif of pairs of triangles placed together forming rectangular shapes. Each triangle contains a half-circle. Band of three wavy lines links the two triangles. Printed in bright blue, dark blue, gold, black, pale grey and olive green on a grey ground | Cooper-Hewitt
Furnishing fabric, England 1920-25. Designed by Minnie McLeish (1920-25) for William Foxton Ltd. (manufacturer) | Roller printed cotton. Large scale leafing and flowering stems with parrots in a painterly style in reds, oranges, pinks, yellows, blues, greens and browns | VA Museum, London