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:
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.