This is an original 1952 black and white collotype of a brocaded compound cloth featuring parrots and dragons which was created in Italy during the 13th or 14th century. A brocade is a type of richly decorated shuttle-woven fabric and is usually made of colored silks.
This 59+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso. Please note that there are several small dark spots in the margins of this piece.
Product Type: Original Collotype; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 7.5 x 10.5 inches; 19 x 27 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: Pattern, Weaving, Italia