Detail View: The AMICA Library: Band

AMICA ID: 
MIA_.21.69
AMICA Library Year: 
2003
Object Type: 
Textiles
Creator Nationality: 
Italy or Sardinia
Creator Name-CRT: 
Italy or Sardinia
Title: 
Band
View: 
Front
Creation Date: 
c. 1600
Creation Start Date: 
1590
Creation End Date: 
1610
Materials and Techniques: 
Linen, silk, cotton; embroidery on net ground (Punto Ricamato a Maglia Quadra)
Classification Term: 
Textiles
Dimensions: 
7 x 25 1/2 in. (17.78 x 64.77 cm)
AMICA Contributor: 
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: 
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 
21.69
Credit Line: 
Gift of Countess Phelps- Resse
Rights: 
Context: 
The value of textiles, as reflected by their price, were determined by the quality and amount of materials need to successfully create the design as well as by the sophistication of the pattern and the refinement of the technique employed to execute the project.

Although this piece is not the finest example of the style produced, the Italian Countess Phelps-Resse, who collected it at the turn of the century, valued it as a testament to the variety of goods available to the discerning shoppers of the 16th and 17th centuries.

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