Length of furnishing fabric


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 553

From the time when the Ottoman Turks restored the glory of the Eastern Empire with the conquest of Constantinople, their arabesque ornament fascinated Western designers. This intricate repeat-patterned "Moresque" silk could only have been woven on a Jacquard loom of the nineteenth century, so exquisite is its curvilinear detail.

Length of furnishing fabric, Silk, French

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