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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian; Genoan
Creator Role: weavers
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Title: Panel
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1700
Creation End Date: 1799
Creation Date: 18th Century
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: woven fabric
Materials and Techniques: Silk
Dimensions: H.85-1/2 x W.22-1/4 in
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 90.114
Credit Line: Miscellaneous Purchase Funds

It was the Italians in the 14th and 15th centuries who developed velvet weaving to the level of an art form. Technological advances, which enabled manipulation of individual pile threads, gave designers tremendous freedom to exploit the rich texture. Velvets, such as this panel which was made in Genoa, were used for everything from men's dress suits and women's ball gowns to wall coverings and upholstery fabric. Italy maintained leadership in the production area of heavy, rich opulent velvets for hundreds of years.

AMICA ID: MIA_.90.114
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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