Metropolitan Museum of Art, Scrolling Floral Oblong Silk Scarf

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Scrolling Floral" Oblong Silk Scarf, 72" x 22"
This Metropolitan Museum of Art's chic oblong scarf design echoes the ornate scrolling foliage pattern found on a piece of British blackwork embroidery in The Met collection. Made about 1590, the original textile features silk and gilded-metal-wrapped thread on the finest Flemish linen.

Specifications

  • 100% silk satin
  • 72''L x 22''W

About the Pattern & Blackwork
Made about 1590, the original textile for this scarf features silk and gilded-metal-wrapped thread on the finest Flemish linen.

A form of embroidery using black silk thread, "blackwork" was popular in England for garments and textiles under Henry VIII and remained in vogue through the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.