Embroidered Wall Covering

Embroidered wall covering, 18th century. Embroidered wall covering, 18th century. Courtesy Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, acc. no. BK-BR-932.

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam houses a long length of embroidered wall covering. Its ground material is made of green silk, and the decoration includes applied flower stems, which are embroidered with silk, silver and gold thread. The embroidered decoration includes two applied coats of arms of prelates, made of silk and velvet. Both of them are covered with a red hat (for a cardinal) and tassels.

The fragment measures 206.5 x 50.5 cm.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam online catalogue (retrieved 19 April 2017).


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