Rare Late 17th Century Venetian Silk Hanging
The burgundy colour silk woven with gold metallic wrapped threads
In Islamic Style which was very fashionable at that time in Venice due to its immense trade with the Orient
Central oreintal style medallions with pseudo Islamic script
Flanked by pairs of Phoenix and Leopards
The edges decorated with mythological Fish and Griffin
Appropriate signs of wear commensurate with great age and use.
Fading, rubbing. Wear to top section (see photograph). Some wear along edges.
Textile is strong and stable otherwise and displays very well.
A very rare and astonishing piece of early Venetian weaving
SIZE:- 78 inches long x 25 inches wide. (198cm x 64cm)
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