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Revealing, Reversible and Resplendent

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

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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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Orphrey Fragment

Orphrey fragment (late 16th–early 17th century), Italian or Spanish. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

Ophrey Fragment

Orphrey fragment (15th–16th century), Italian or Spanish. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

Fragment (front; 17th century), Italian or Spanish. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

Fragment (back; 17th century), Italian or Spanish. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

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