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Antique French or
Italian Textile, Silk Brocade with Silver thread
1600 - 1700 A.D
Size 40" x 20"
Size 102 x 51cm
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Lampas is a type of luxury fabric with a background weft ( a ground weave) typically in taffeta with supplementary wefts (the pattern weft) laid on top and forming a design, also a brocading weft. Lampas is typically woven in silk and often has gold or silver thread enrichment.
Bizarre silks are a style of figured silk fabrics popular in Europe in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Bizarre silks are characterized by large-scale, asymmetrical patterns featuring geometrical shapes and stylized leaves and flowers, influenced by a wave of Asian textiles and decorative objects reaching the European market in these decades. Bizarre silks were used for both clothing and furnishings. As a description, the term was first used by Dr. Vilhelm Sloman in the title of a book, Bizarre Designs in Silks published in 1953 in Copenhagen.