15th–17th-Century Italian and Spanish Textiles
From the 15th century onwards, Italy and Spain became important centres of textile production. This exhibition includes a selection of cloth fragments from this time, intended both for religious and for secular use, which together show how elaborate techniques of embroidery, gilding, padding and reversible fabrics were used to imbue linen and silk with three-dimensional effects. Find out more from the Nelson-Atkins Museum’s website.
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