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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: European; Iberian; Spanish
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Title: Panel
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1701
Creation End Date: 1705
Creation Date: about 1703
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: woven
Materials and Techniques: silk, gold, silver
Dimensions: H.40 x W.22-1/2 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 82.13.1
Credit Line: The Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund

In an effort to prevent French producers from taking over the luxury textile market, Italian weavers, who had dominated the trade in Europe for several centuries, created a bold new style which later historians dubbed Bizarre due to their strange and exotic patterns. During the 1690s, several European weaving centers quickly began producing these popular new patterns, but by 1700 French designers and weavers reached a degree of sophistication which has enabled them to dominate the luxury cloth trade for more than two hundred years.

AMICA ID: MIA_.82.13.1
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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