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faille strip
  • France
  • faille strip, 1800s
  • Where object was made: France
  • silk, damask, brocading
  • Object Length/Width: 26.7 x 63.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 10 1/2 x 25 in
  • Gift of Cooper Union through Oberlin College
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0333

Silk rep, damask, brocaded, Lyons-type faille strip. The strip has a cream colored background with very subtle weft float patterning. It has large brocaded, floral patterns in rust, pink, brown, lavender, gold and green. There is selvage on one side of the floral design. There is an occasional use of metallic threads in the damask background.