Circa 1450 Florence silk and velvet textile.

Circa 1450 Florence silk and velvet textile.

Circa 1450 Florence silk and velvet textile which could be part of a
priests religious vestment or chasuble.The item dates from the early
Italian Renaissance which lasted from the 14th to the 17th century.
It started in Florence and then Venice.You could fit Luca in
there as well.The designs were often based on the Byzantine
textiles which were much earlier.Trade in the Mediterranean
between Italy and the near east flourished and luxury goods such
as velvets and silks were much prized and sought after by the church and wealthy individuals. Size: H.64in., W.18 1/2in. (163 cm by 47cm).