Textile Panel with Phoenixes and Lotuses, 15th–16th century. Ming dynasty (1368–1644). China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, in honor of Douglas Dillon, 2001(2001.471) | This work is exhibited in the “Chinese Textiles: Ten Centuries of Masterpieces from the Met Collection” exhibition, on view through June 19, 2016. #AsianArt100
IMPORTANT SILK EMBROIDERY 102 x 47 cm 18th century or earlier. Karabagh Region. Textile with Stylized Embroidered Pattern. Linen, cross stitch silk. Lit: EMBROIDERED FLOWERS FROM THRACE TO TARTARY - David Black - London 1981, fig. n°16 / TEXTILES ART OF THE CAUCASUS - THE TEXTILEE GALLERY. Michael and Jacqueline Franses - London 1996, fig. n°4. ISLAMIC TEXTILES - PATRICIA L. BAKER - BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS - 1995 London, pag 143. WWW.DAVIDSORGATO.COM
During the early fifteenth century, European velvet design was largely characterized by the use of voided patterns formed where the pile was absent. In the second half of the century, technical innovations led to the production of increasingly complex velvets in which the richness of design and texture were achieved through the use of different heights of cut pile and of supplementary metal threads
Bed Cover, Kantha, Srimirthi (Mrs.) Lokhibala Dashi. 1920-1960. From the Fitzgerald Collection. Until the mid-20th century, women throughout West Bengal made embroidered cloths called kantha from used garments, first pieced together and then embroidered with simple darning and running stitches. See it now at the TMC in the exhibition, Perpetual Motion, on view until March 10, 2013.