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Textile, moquette

Origin: France, Flanders, Germany, Spain
OW: 21", OL: 44" (repeat: 23 1/2")
Ground warp and weft are hemp; Pile warp wool and silk
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1956-463
Moquette, wool velvet, plush; ground warp and weft of natural brown hemp; pile warps of indigo-blue, and natural-white wool with white spun silk, woven in a velvet (plush) weave. The central motif of the symmetrical design shows floral garlands terminating in elaborate tassel, flanked by bouquets composed of three stiff-stem carnations tied together with ribbon bow-knots; wool pile cut, silk pile left un-cut. Shape indicates once used on upholstered side chair - seat and back in one piece.