Elaborate Embroidery Fabrics for Menswear before 1815 February 2–July 19, 2015

Embroidery sample for a man's suit, Silk embroidery on silk velvet; on view in Elaborate Embroidery: Fabrics for Menswear before at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 2 – July

Stencilled velvet gown, Mariano Fortuny, Venice, early 20th century. Blue velvet stencilled in gold with medieval-style patterns. Sides inset with pleated silk, laced with silk cords, & fastened with Murano glass beads. Kerry Taylor Auctions/Artfact

Splendid stencilled velvet gown by spanish designer Mariano Fortuny, Venice, early century. Blue velvet stencilled in gold with medieval-style patterns. Sides inset with pleated silk, laced with silk cords, fastened with Murano glass beads.

Embroidered Bag. Schwedler.  C.1609  Silk velvet embroidered with silver, freshwater pearls and embroidery

Embroidered Bag ~ ~ Silk velvet embroidered with silver, freshwater pearls and embroidery

Skalakattack Pewter - Transitional jacquard fabric from Valdese Weavers with Crypton Home Finish – Durable and stain resistant, perfect for any furniture upholstery fabric project. Content; 58% rayon / 21% poly / 21% nylon. Weight; 0.89 lbs per yard. Width; 58”. Made in U.S.A

Skalakattack Pewter - Transitional jacquard fabric from Valdese Weavers with Crypton Home Finish – Durable and stain resistant, perfect for any furniture upholstery fabric project.jacquard fabric plus size

so lovely ___ Nicholas Haslam Ltd. London Interior Design - Products / Fabrics / The Classics / Odessa

Nicholas Haslam Ltd. London Interior Design - Products / Fabrics / The Classics / Odessa in Mastic Colour - Composition: Cotton, Linen - Design Width: - Repeat: - Also available in Orange, Chamois, Blue

An Art Deco living room will "come to life as you add fabrics and retro patterns to the room. Art Deco demands large simple patterns and designer fabrics, so be creative with geometric blotchy sheer window treatments and retro floor coverings."

An Art Deco living room will come to life as you add fabrics and retro patterns to the room. Art Deco demands large simple patterns and designer fabrics, so be creative with geometric blotchy sheer window treatments and retro floor coverings.

Golden ochre silk velvet tabard w/ Persian pattern gold stenciling, peach pleated silk sleeve & dress side panels enclosed w/ Murano glass beads & silk cord loops, silk lining, circular label "Mariano Fortuny Venise",

Mariano Fortuny detail of a gold-ochre silk velvet tabard with Persian pattern gold stencilling, peach pleated silk sleeve & dress side panels enclosed w/ Murano glass beads & silk cord loops, silk lining, circular label "Mariano Fortuny Venise".

19th century French raised metal and silk embroidery work on it's original green silk velvet. A centered cartouche with flowers surrounded by a symmetrical thick floral design.

century French raised metal and silk embroidery work on it's original green silk velvet. A centered cartouche with flowers surrounded by a symmetrical thick floral design.

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