Cope hood with brocaded silk damask in the ‘bizarre’ style showing three vertical repeats of an elaborately curving metallic vine with chinoiserie elements. Brocaded in gold, silver and light blue. The cope hood is in the opposite direction from the direction of the pattern.

Cope hood with brocaded silk damask in the ‘bizarre’ style showing three vertical repeats of an elaborately curving metallic vine with chinoiserie elements. Brocaded in gold, silver and light blue. The cope hood is in the opposite direction from the direction of the pattern.

Featured Image: Cope hood (France or Italy), late 17th–early 18th century; Silk satin damask with discontinuous metallic supplementary weft patterning; 52.1 x 50.8 cm (20 1/2 x 20 in.); Gift of John Pierpont Morgan, 1902-1-408

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