Curving Vine with Palmette Leaves, 1400s
Spain, Granada ?, Islamic period, Nasrid period, 15th century
lampas: a combination of two weaves, satin weave and plain weave; silk, Overall - h:29.90 w:20.00 cm (h:11 3/4 w:7 13/16 inches).
As the use of geometric patterning decreased during the 15th century, floral motifs gradually assumed greater prominence. The sophisticated combination of elements in this colorful fragment include large split palmette leaves in ivory silk framing yellow interlacing knots in a leafy surround plus prominent floral buds, arranged with dynamic effect in staggered rows.