Century, Italian orish, Orphrey band from a chasuble with metal thread embroidery and same period silk velvet and trim made into a small runner. The metal thread embroidery has small highlights of silk thread and strapwork of gilt metal thread worked in a symmetrical design of curling shapes and floral elements and couched around the edges with cord of cotton wrapped in gilt metal strip wrap. Backed with later plain weave cotton. The trim end pieces look to have come from the original chasuble while the rest of the trim is different but from the same time period.
Condition: The silk velvet has rub while the rest of the piece has broken threads, missing some of the silk threads and the trim is worn, all typical of a piece that is over 300 years old and has been used. The outer trim is loose in places and needs to be stitched back down. Overall size: 35 x 16 inches or 89 x 41 cm.If you would like to track or insure your package extra charges will apply. The item "Italian orish, 17th Century, Metal Thread Embroidered Runner" is in sale since Friday, December 04, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Embroidery".
The seller is "faded-visions" and is located in Peterborough, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.