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cut and voided silk velvet brocaded with gilt-metal wrapped thread • early 16th century ottoman textile

Brocaded silk velvet, probably Spanish, 16th century

Velvet panel with flowering plants, first half of 17th century; Safavid Iran Silk, cotton, flat metal thread; cut and voided velvet, brocaded

Silk velvet, from Turkey, first half of the 16th century

Fragment Date: late 16th century Geography: Turkey Culture: Islamic Medium: Cut voided satin velvet, brocaded; metal thread

Voided silk velvet and metal thread brocade panel. Turkey. 16th century, probably before 1550.

  • Ruth StMarie

    What does 'voided' mean, in relation to fabrics?

  • Karma Chameleon

    Voided Velvet: The use of tuft or loop pile (or sometimes both) to form a pattern on a no-pile background, usually a satin weave.

  • Ruth StMarie

    Thanks :) It made no sense to me

  • Karma Chameleon

    No worries, in my former life (1650s Isle of Mann) I was a fabric merchant. ♥

Rectangular textile fragment Object Name: Fragment Date: second half 16th century Geography: Turkey, Bursa Medium: Silk, metal wrapped thread; cut and voided velvet, brocaded

Brocade, 16th century, Turkey, Bursa, Silk and metal thread

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Silk Velvet Fragment with Tiger-stripe and 'Cintamani' Design Object Name: Fragment Date: 16th century Geography: Turkey Culture: Islamic Medium: Silk, metal wrapped thread; cut and voided velvet, brocaded