Fwd: Is it a piece of court dress?
--- In Courtdress@egroups.com, Tara@c... wrote:
I have been sent an inquiry from a textile dealer, who is very
knowledgable, but who has run into a "mystery textile" she can't
identify. I can't do so either, but I'm very much thinking the piece
she has is part of a sleeve of a court dress. Here is her query:
"I've acquired an embroidery that is waaaaay outside my areas of
"expertise." Since I assume that you are not eager to be linking to
sites with grossly erroneous info, I thought I'd ask your opinion.
I've posted two pics of the mystery textile at
http://www.marlamallett.com/e-474.htm I've guessed that it is
probably Eastern European/Russian/Bokharan (???), but I may be way
off. And I have not the slightest idea what the strangely shaped
object is -- part of a costume? furnishing piece of some sort? or
what? It has a plain muslin lining and the ends are turned inward and
stitched. It is silk velvet with at least four kinds of metallic
threads, and the padded embroidery is even more three-dimensional than
it appears in the photos. It has tiny bands with looped metallic
fringe along the top and bottom edges."
If you know what this is, please let her know at
"Marla Mallett" <marlam@m...>
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