German seventeenth century embroidered silk

Embroiderd silk with beading, from Germany, mid-17th century. Embroiderd silk with beading, from Germany, mid-17th century. Courtesy Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, acc. no. BK-NM-3682-B.

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam houses a fragment of dark silk with embroidery in red, silver and yellow. It probably derives from Germany and was made in the mid-seventeenth century. It measures 17 x 20.5 cm. Half beads have been sewn in between the embroidered motifs.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam online catalogue (retrieved 11th May 2017).

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