A 16th century Italian, probably Lucca, length of raspberry and ochre silk lampas made into a table runner. Woven with a curvilinear lattice of stylized acanthus leaves and flowers enclosing two-handled vases containing bouquets of flowers and crowns. Edged with an 18th century metallic galon/trim back with a matching raspberry colored cotton lining.
The Renaissance (French for "rebirth"), was a cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th through the 17th century, beginning in Italy in the late Middle Ages and later spreading to the rest of Europe. This “rebirth” is why you’ll see so much ornamentation using plant life and flowers, symbols for rebirth.
Condition: This piece is comprised of three pieces, quite common since this fabric more than likely came from a dress. The lighter coloring on the metallic galon/trim comes from being folded, the parts are lighter from not being exposed to air which tarnishes metal.
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