Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Length of furnishing fabric

H. 89 1/2 x W. 21 3/4 inches (227.3 x 55.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1971
Accession Number:
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.
[ Ginsburg , 1971; sold to MMA ]
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