This is an early textile; I was told it dates to the early 1800s. However, I am no expert on textiles. What I can tell you is that I believe it is a woven silk. The muted colors are very subtle. The piece measures 14 x 15 inches. There are a few slits along the crease line of the piece and I see a very small bit of discoloration here and there. This will make up into a beautiful bodice for a special doll or perhaps some wonderful sleeves. It is just too lovely not to be used, and I, quite honestly, cannot sew. Please feel free to ask questions or request more photos. Take a peek at my other early items and thank you for the look.