17th Century Embroidery on Silk Brocade art print by Brenda Kean. Our art prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All art prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
Rare survivor of a piece of old gold coloured silk brocade fabric with a design of pagodas and chrysanthemum flowers on a joined piece of silk.... more
Rare survivor of a piece of old gold coloured silk brocade fabric with a design of pagodas and chrysanthemum flowers on a joined piece of silk. Dating from before 1740 when silk was subject to high import taxes. Silk that was 18 inches wide was at a lower rate of tax and this embroidered panel is made of two 18 inch wide sections. This fabric was then embroidered with single silk thread stitches with the tree of life design featuring fashionable flowers including roses, tulips and carnations. It has been authentically dated by a leading embroidery museum to the Jacobean era,who said that some of the flower heads taken from older pieces and appliqued onto it were from the time of Elizabeth 1. I found this large fragment of embroidery at a craft market, black with centuries of dirt and when I carefully washed it the wonderful colours appeared. I am happy to share it with you now as I feel it deserves to be seen by others. The museum asked me to donate to them as it would be the best embr...
About Brenda Kean
I have been a travel photographer for the past 30 years selling my work via photo libraries. I would welcome any comments you might wish to make about the choice I have made of images to submit to Fineartamerica.
Photography has been my passion for 30 years and I also teach it to pass on my knowledge to the next generation. I get the greatest buzz to think that long after I depart this life, my work may still be earning an income for my great great grandchildren. To me that is a sort of immortality. For free slideshows of some of my trips please see my website at www.brenda-kean.pixels.com, or at https://www.instagram.com/quasarphotos . If you see something you like tell me and I will put it up on Fineartamerica for you to buy