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Silk Textile

Textile, Silk

Works of Art (363)

"Abandon" afternoon dress, fall/winter 1948–49, Christian Dior (French); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French), Silk, cotton (C.I.58.7.8a,b)
Air: Louis XIV as Jupiter, from a set of eight wall hangings depicting the Elements and the Seasons, ca. 1683, French, Silk, wool, and metal thread (46.43.4)
"Allegorical Figures," ca. 1893, Designed by Léon-Victor Solon (French); Manufacturer: Thomas Wardle & Co., English, Printed silk (2000.48)
Altar Frontal, late 14th century, German, Silk on linen (69.106)
Anhalt carpet, mid-16th century, Iran, Cotton warp, silk weft, wool pile, asymmetrically knotted (46.128)
Armchair, ca. 1768, Attributed to Thomas Affleck (American, born Scotland), Philadelphia, Mahogany and white oak with modern yellow silk upholstery (2007.302a–c)
Armchair, ca. 1850, Chair frame by firm of Joseph-Pierre-François Jeanselme (French); upholstery by firm of Jacques-Michel Dulud, Carved rosewood, leather, silk, serge (1995.164)
At-home dress, ca. 1850, English, Chinese aubergine silk damask and velvet (1994.302.1)
Autograph quilt, ca. 1856–63, Adeline Harris Sears (American), Rhode Island, Silk with inked signatures (1996.4)
Ball gown, 1954, Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978), Emerald green silk satin (2009.300.3522)
Ball gown, ca. 1872, Charles Frederick Worth (French, born England), Silk (C.I.46.25.1a-d)
Ball gown, ca. 1951, Jacques Fath (French), Black silk velvet with ivory silk satin, white mink, and gold metal trim (1984.606.3a,b)
Banner, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), dated A.H. 1235 / A.D. 1819–20, Turkey, probably Istanbul, Silk, metal-wrapped thread, lampas, brocaded (1976.312)
Banyan, ca. 1735, English, Brown figured silk faille (1981.208.2)
"Bar" suit and jacket, spring/summer 1947, Christian Dior (French); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French), Silk shantung (C.I.58.34.30)

Skirt, executed in 1969 from a 1947 design, Reproduction of a skirt designed by Christian Dior (French), Wool (C.I.69.40)
Batrashil, Mamluk period (1250–1517), 1336, Syria, Silk backed with heavy linen (14.137)
Beachwear, ca. 1932, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Orange and yellow raw silk (2009.300.1336a–c)
Bedspread (Colcha), 1786, Embroidered by Doña Rosa Solís y Menéndez, Mexican (Mérida/Yucatán), Colored silks on weft-faced rib weave, cotton ground (1971.20)
Belt buckle and ornamental plaques, Tang dynasty (618–906), 7th century, China, Gilt bronze inlaid with glass and pearls, silk backing (2008.299a–i)
Belt, fall 1934, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Black silk taffeta, plastic (2009.300.1227)
Berlin secretary cabinet, 1778–79, 1786, David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807), Oak, pine, walnut, mahogany, cherry, and cedar, veneered with curly maple, burl maple and mahogany (both stained), and with marquetry in maple (partially stained), hornbeam, apple, walnut, mulberry, tulipwood, and rosewood; ivory, mother-of-pearl, gilt bronze, brass, steel, iron, and silk (L.2013.15.1)
Bolster Cover, middle of the 18th century, Greece, Epirus, Cotton embroidered with silk (31.42)
Brassiere, 1920s, French, Silk, cotton (1977.363.18)
Brocade, 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk and metal thread (59.58)
Brocaded silk, 1760s, French, Silk and metal thread (69.79.3)
Brocaded silk, design dated 1748, Anna Maria Garthwaite, designer; Thomas Brant, weaver, English (Spitalfields), Silk (62.136.1)
Brocaded velvet, 14th century, Probably Italian, Brocaded velvet of silk and metal thread (46.156.72)
Burse, first quarter of 18th century, English, Silk, metal thread, pearls, and garnets on silk velvet (64.101.1363)
"Butterfly" ball gown, 1955, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Silk: smoke gray chiffon; pale gray satin; aubergine, lavender, and oyster; synthetic: white nylon (2009.300.816)
Cabinet with personifications of the Five Senses, third quarter of 17th century, English, Satin worked with silk and metal thread, purl, chenille, seed pearls, coral beads, and mica; tent knots, rococo, satin, couching, and detached buttonhole stitches, knots; woven metal thread trim; silk and paper lining (29.23.1)
Cabinet with scenes from the story of Esther, after 1665, English, Silk satin worked with silk and metal thread; seed pearls, mica, feathers; detached buttonhole, buttonhole filling variations, French knot, single knot, laidwork, couching, satin, and stem stitches (64.101.1335)
Canopy with phoenixes, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368), China, Embroidery; silk and gold thread (1988.82)
Cape and Dress, ca. 1931, Jean Patou (French), Ivory china silk with multicolored floral print (1972.30.17a,b)
Cape, second half of 16th century, French, Velvet brocade with gold ground and small set pattern of geometric motifs woven in tan velvet of cut pile (06.941)
Carpet with a compartment design, Safavid period (1501–1722), first half of 16th century, Iran, silk (warp and weft), wool (pile), asymmetrically knotted pile (10.61.3)
Carpet, late 18th–early 19th century, Present-day China, Kashgar, Cotton (warp and weft), silk (pile), asymmetrically knotted pile (22.100.28)
Chasuable, 17th century, Turkey, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; lampas (kemha) (06.1210)
Chasuble, 18th century, Italian (probably Sicily), Silk and metal thread (1984.462.1)
Chasuble, ca. 1330–1350, English, Silk and silver-gilt thread and colored silks in underside couching, split stitch, laid-and-couched work, and raised work, with pearls on velvet (27.162.1)
Chasuble, late 15th–early 16th century, Italian, Silk velvet (41.87)
"Chérie" dinner dress, spring/summer 1947, Christian Dior (French); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French), Silk (C.I.48.13a,b)
Child's booties, 1876–77, Possibly English, Leather, silk, glass (C.I.40.68.9a,b)
Chopines, ca. 1600, Venice, Leather, silk, and wood (1973.114.4a,b)
Coat, 1911, Paul Poiret (French), Textile design by Raoul Dufy (French), Ivory and navy block printed velvet with brown fur trim and gold metallic mesh-covered silk closures (2005.199)
Coat, 1919, Paul Poiret (French), Silk, wool, metallic thread (2005.207)
Coat, ca. 1912, Paul Poiret (French), Natural and blue striped woven linen, blue silk, and faux abalone buttons (2005.200)
Coat, ca. 1919, Paul Poiret (French), Black silk and wool blend with white leather appliqués and white fur trim (C.I.61.40.4)
Coat, spring 1939, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Polychrome wool felt, blue silk faille (2002.479.4)
Coat, spring/summer 1953, Christian Dior (French); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French), Silk (C.I.57.62.1a-c)
Cocktail dress, 1952, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Tobacco brown silk taffeta, brown jersey (2009.300.213a,b)
Cocktail dress, ca. 1960, Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French), Magenta silk (1993.190)
Cocktail dress, spring/summer 1948, Cristobal Balenciaga (French, born Spain), Silk, suede (C.I .58.34.28a,b)
Cocktail ensemble, ca. 1964, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French), Black silk and synthetic pile; ivory polyester blend damask with black nylon jersey (1973.297.2a,b)
Cope, early 17th century, Iran, Silk, metal thread (49.32.71)
Corset, 1770s, Italian, Yellow, red, and ivory silk compound weave (C.I.40.173.6a–e)
Corset, 1891, Maison Léoty (French, late 19th century), Silk (C.I.45.27)
Corset, late 1760s, French, Silk, linen, leather, wood, baleen (C.I.50.8.2)
Corset, third quarter of 18th century, European, Green silk damask (C.I.39.13.211)
Cosmological Mandala with Mount Meru, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), China, Silk tapestry (kesi) (1989.140)
Court dress, ca. 1750, British, Blue silk taffeta brocaded with silver thread (C.I.65.13.1a-c)
Court suit, late 18th–early 19th century, French, Blue patterned velvet embroidered in gold and silver metallic threads, blue and white silk threads (1983.384.1a-c)
Court train (manteau de cour), ca. 1809, French, Red cut silk-velvet embroidered with gold metallic thread (32.35.10)
Cover, early 19th century, Present-day Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Silk, linen (21.114.3)
The Croome Court tapestry room, Worcestershire, 1758–67, Designed by Robert Adam (English), Plaster, pine, mahogany, bronze-gilt, marble, lapis lazuli, steel, and tapestry (58.75.1–22)
"Cupola" cocktail dress, fall/winter 1953–54, Christian Dior (French); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French), Silk (2002.304a,b)
Cushion cover, 1590–1610, English, Linen worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; stem, back, plaited braid, knots, and detached buttonhole stitches (64.101.1253)
Daoist Dignitary Robe, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century, China, Satin, metallic thread (30.75.3)
David and Abigail, mid-17th century, English, Canvas worked with silk thread; tent, back, and cross stitches; unfinished (64.101.1325)
David-Weill desk, ca. 1918–19, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French), Amboyna, ivory, sharkskin, silk (1973.154.1)
Day dress, 1883–85, Charles Frederick Worth (French, born England), Silk, glass (C.I.53.63a,b)
Day dress, 1952, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Gray silk faille (2009.300.450a,b)
Day dress, ca. 1857, American, Silk (C.I.38.23.56)
Day ensemble, ca. 1927, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French), Silk, wool (1984.31a-c)
Day ensemble, ca. 1927, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French), Silk, wool, metal (1984.28a-c)
Day suit, 1911–13, English, Wool, silk (C.I.37.46.177a,b)
"Diamond" evening dress, 1957, Charles James (American, born Great Britain) Silk: ivory satin: mushroom gros de londres; black velvet (2009.300.832)
Dinner dress, 1922–23, Paul Poiret (French), Navy-blue and red silk faille, gold metallic bullion buttons (C.I.43.85.2a,b)
Dinner dress, summer 1940, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Orange silk jersey, blue silk faille, ceramic (2009.300.1210)
Dinner suit, 1950, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Gray wool flannel, gunmetal gray silk (2009.300.352a,b)
Doublet, early 1620s, French, Ivory silk faille brocaded with floral patterns in pink, yellow, mauve, green, and purple (1989.196)
Dress (open robe), 1795, English, Silk, cotton,(C.I.37.46.1)
Dress (Robe à la française), 1740s, England; textile Dutch or German, Silk, linen, pigment (1995.235a,b)
Dress (robe à la polonaise), ca. 1780, French, White silk de chine with hand-painted multicolored floral sprays (1976.146a,b)

Dress (robe à la polonaise), 1780–85, American, Yellow silk de chine with hand-painted multicolored floral sprays (1970.87a,b)
Dress ensemble, ca. 1965–66, Cristobal Balenciaga (French, born Spain), Silk (1978.64.4a,b)
Dress, 1907, Jeanne Hallée, Black silk crepe embroidered with silk floss and ribbon (C.I.49.2.5)
Dress, 1940, Madame Grès (French), Evening gown with peplum, silk jersey (41.65.2)
Dress, ca. 1735, British, Heavy silk with lace pattern design woven in beige and rust on a dark brown satin ground (C.I.64.14)
Dress, early 20th century, Mariano Fortuny (Spanish), Chlamys: brown and gray silk velvet printed with metallic silver; Dress: rust pleated silk (2001.702a)
Dress, fall/winter 1987–88, Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Germany), for House of Chanel (French), Black vinyl and black nylon blend tulle, black silk satin, and black polyester jersey (1994.161.1)
Dress, spring/summer 2003, Alexander McQueen (British), Shredded ivory silk chiffon and tiered silk organza (2003.462)
Dressing gown, ca. 1880, Japanese for Western market, Quilted blue silk (1970.83a,b)

Dressing gown, late 1880s, Japanese for Western market, Quilted brown silk (1975.227.7a,b)
Dressing gown, ca. 1930, Mariano Fortuny (Spanish), Stenciled rose silk (C.I.50.44)
Drowning of Britomartis, 1547–59, Probably designed by Jean Cousin the Elder (French); possibly woven by Pierre Blasse the Younger and Jacques Langlois (both French), Wool and silk (42.57.1)
"Electricity," 1900, English (Nottingham), Levers machine-made lace (64.229.2)
Embroidered fan with landscape: Ancient Mountains, Green Pines, Qing dynasty, 19th century, China, Fan: silk embroidery on silk gauze; rim and handle: lacquered wood (62.97.25a)
Embroidered panel, ca. 1800, Morocco, Linen, silk (1970.272)
Embroidered sampler, 1721, Anne Chase (American), Newport, Rhode Island, Silk on wool (L.2001.53.4)
Embroidered sampler, 1739, Ruth Rogers (American), Boston, Massachusetts, Silk on linen (1984.331.6)
Embroidered sampler, 1766, Rebekah White (American), Salem, Massachusetts, Silk on linen (1984.331.8)
Embroidered sampler, 1793, Maria Lalor (American), New York, New York, Silk on linen (1993.100)
Embroidered sampler, 1795, Mary Jones (American), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Silk and linen, with gold leaf, on linen (1984.331.22)
Embroidered sampler, 1799, Millsent Connor (American), Boston, Massachusetts, Silk on linen (1974.42)
Embroidered Sampler, 1807, Julia Ann Fitch (American), Silk on linen (2010.466)
Embroidered Square with Animals, Birds, and Flowers, late 12th–14th century, Eastern Central Asia, Silk thread on silk (1988.296)
Embroidered wall hanging, 1910–29, Design attributed to Anna Frances Simpson (American), Newcomb College, New Orleans, Louisiana, Silk on linen (2004.334)
Embroidery with the Annunciation, mid-15th century, Netherlandish, Silk and metallic threads on linen (1990.330)
The Emperor's Carpet (detail), mid-16th century, Iran (probably Herat), Silk (warp and weft), wool (pile), asymmetrically knotted pile (43.121.1)
Ensemble, 1913, Paul Poiret (French), Ivory silk damask, ivory silk net, and ivory China silk with rhinestone trim; ivory silk net with green and black silk gauze, applied tape and rhinestone trim; green and black silk gauze headdress with strands of rhinestones; ivory silk damask shoes (2005.193a–g)
Ensemble, 1920s, Raymond Duncan (American), Tussah silk with polychrome hand-painted vegetal motif and wood beads, navy-blue silk chiffon (1990.152)
Ensemble, late 19th–early 20th century, Palestinian, Silk, wool, metallic thread (C.I.39.91.14a–f)
Ensemble, late 19th—early 20th century, Slovakian, Cotton, silk, wool (C.I.39.91.30a–g)
Ensemble, spring/summer 1999, Alexander McQueen (British), Bodice of balsa wood and cream leather, trousers of cream pinstriped wool and cream silk lace (2011.170a,b)
Evening coat, 1935, Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French), White silk brocade with polychrome birds and polychrome striped silk (C.I.46.4.19a,b)
Evening coat, ca. 1927, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French), Silk, metallic thread (1984.30)
Evening coat, fall/winter 1950, Cristobal Balenciaga (French, born Spain), Silk (C.I. 55.76.26)
Evening dress, 1812–14, French, Silk (37.116a–c)

Dress, ca. 1820, British, Silk (1985.222.2a,b)
Evening dress, 1833–35, English, Silk (C.I.37.46.5)
Evening dress, 1877–82, European, Silk (C.I.37.61.1a,b)
Evening dress, 1893–1900, Charles Frederick Worth (French, born England), Silk (1994.462a,b)
Evening dress, 1898–1900, House of Worth (French),Silk (1976.258.1a,b)
Evening dress, 1910, Paul Poiret (French), Green and ivory striped silk, black silk chiffon, white linen (2009.300.1289)
Evening dress, 1925, House of Worth (French, Silk, glass, metallic threads (C.I.46.4.20a-c)
Evening dress, 1928, Louiseboulanger (French), Silk, feathers (1973.6a,b)
Evening dress, 1936, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Cream china silk brocaded with gold metal thread (2009.300.687)
Evening dress, 1938, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French), Black silk net with polychrome sequins (C.I.46.4.7a–c)
Evening dress, 1938, Madeleine Vionnet (French), Black silk satin and black silk net embroidered with black sequins (C.I.46.4.4a–c)
Evening dress, 1938, Madeleine Vionnet (French), Silver lamé and ivory silk net (C.I.46.4.24a,b)

Evening dress, 1938, Madeleine Vionnet (French), Pale pink and silver lamé and pale pink silk net (C.I.46.4.25a,b)
Evening dress, 1939, Jeanne Lanvin (French), Steel-gray silk taffeta embroidered with metallic sequins and pink beads (C.I.46.4.18a,b)
Evening dress, 1939, Mainbocher (American), Ivory silk chiffon embroidered with white and silver sequin butterflies and ivory silk taffeta (C.I.46.4.2a–e)
Evening dress, 1950, Claire McCardell (American), Red silk damask (C.I.58.49.4a,b)
Evening Dress, 1951, Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish), Black silk velvet, pink silk taffeta (1993.393.1)
Evening dress, 1966, Emilio Pucci (Italian), Polychrome silk jersey (1970.160.17)
Evening dress, ca. 1884–86, American or European, Silk (C.I.63.23.3a,b)
Evening dress, ca. 1887, Charles Frederick Worth (French, born England), Silk, glass, metallic thread (C.I.49.3.28a,b); Evening dress, 1892, House of Worth (French), Silk, crystal, metallic threads (C.I.49.3.25a,b)
Evening dress, ca. 1926–27, Attributed to Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French), Silk, metallic threads, sequins (C.I.65.47.2a,b)
Evening dress, ca. 1938, Mainbocher (American), Black silk taffeta embroidered with metallic thread, sequins, and beads (C.I.46.4.1)
Evening dress, ca. 1959, Richard Tam (American), Pink silk gazar with matching pink feathers (1980.338.6)
Evening dress, fall 1939, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), White silk organza, metallic thread, plastic, white suede, green metal (2009.300.1165a,b)
Evening dress, fall/winter 1950, Cristobal Balenciaga (French, born Spain), Silk, beads, rhinestones (C.I. 53.40.10a-d)
Evening dress, fall/winter 1965–66, Cristobal Balenciaga (French, born Spain), Lace, silk (1973.20)
Evening dress, fall/winter 1991–92, Gianni Versace (Italian), Pink quilted silk satin, silk georgette, lace, 1993 (1993.52.1)

Evening dress, fall/winter 1991–92, Gianni Versace (Italian), Pale blue quilted silk satin, silk georgette, lace (1993.52.2)
Evening dress, fall/winter 1998, Dolce & Gabbana (Italian), Black silk duchesse satin with multicolored handpainted floral motifs and blue silk crepe lining, 1999 (1999.23)
Evening dress, summer 1937, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Printed crepe-back silk satin (2009.300.1347a,b)
Evening dress, winter 1978, Missoni (Italian), Gold, bone, rust, and black silk knit with gold Lurex floating threads (1984.589.5a,b)
Evening ensemble, 1934, Mariano Fortuny (Spanish), Pale-blue pleated silk (1979.344.11a,b)
Evening ensemble, 1936, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French), Ivory silk lace with ivory silk tulle (1978.165.16a,b)
Evening ensemble, 1938, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Ivory silk organza embroidered with metallic thread, purl, and rhinestones (C.I.46.4.3a–e)
Evening ensemble, 1939, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Orange silk organza with metallic stripes and orange silk (C.I.46.4.10a–c)
Evening ensemble, ca. 1934, Jeanne Lanvin (French), Black silk taffeta with metal plaques (1993.423.1a,b)
Evening ensemble, ca. 1938, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian); André Perugia (French), Green silk faille, metallic thread, gold kidskin, beige plastic (2009.300.1168a–c)
Evening ensemble, ca. 1990–92, Emanuel Ungaro (French), Gray silk crepe and gray silk chiffon (1993.345.15a-c)
Evening ensemble, fall 1952, Emilio Schuberth (Italian), Purple, pink, and black striped silk satin with black cotton lace appliqué (C.I.55.76.12a–d)
Evening Ensemble, fall/winter 1983–84, Yves Saint Laurent (French, born Algeria), Yellow silk faille, black silk velvet (2006.420.51a, b)
Evening ensemble, spring/summer 1980, Yves Saint Laurent (French, born Algeria), Gilt embroidered black silk gazar (1984.607.28a–c)
Evening ensemble, spring/summer 1992, Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Germany), for House of Chanel (French), Silk, cotton, metal, wood (1993.104.2a-c)
Evening gown with wrap, 1974, Halston (Roy Halston Frowick) (American), Pleated ivory and beige silk chiffon (1996.498.2a,b)
Evening gown, 1880s, Attributed to Liberty of London (British), Yellow China silk (1985.155)
Evening gown, 1902, English, Silk, sequins (C.I.37.44.1)
Evening gown, 1920s, Mariano Fortuny (Spanish), Pale-pink pleated silk with pink silk cord and glass beads (1995.28.6a)
Evening gown, 1939, Claire McCardell (American), Brown-and-white striped silk satin (C.I.58.17.2)
Evening gown, 1939, Madeleine Vionnet (French), Pale pink lamé and black silk lace appliquéd with black silk velvet (C.I.52.24.2a,b)
Evening gown, 1954, Madame Grès (French), White silk jersey (C.I.56.60.6a,b)
Evening gown, 1958, Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French), White silk jersey (1973.104.2)
Evening gown, 1965, Cristobal Balenciaga (French), Light-blue silk satin (1973.139)
Evening gown, 1967–85, Madame Grès (French), Cream silk jersey (1997.116.38a-c)
Evening gown, 1970s, Halston (Roy Halston Frowick) (American), Iridescent teal and black silk chiffon (1994.414.6)
Evening gown, 1978, Madame Grès (French), Green silk jersey and green silk velvet (1997.116.1a,b)
Evening gown, 1987, Patou by Christian Lacroix (French), Raspberry silk taffeta (1994.278)
Evening gown, ca. 1965, Madame Grès (French), White silk jersey (1994.192.12)
Evening gown, ca. 1968, Hubert de Givenchy (French), Salmon-colored silk with feathers (1971.79.4)
Evening gown, late 1940s–early 1950s, Claire McCardell (American), Black-and-red silk plush (1997.511a-d)
Evening gown, spring/summer 1991, Gianni Versace (Italian), for Versace Couture (Italian, founded 1992), Polychrome printed silk with multicolored rhinestone and glass bead embroidery (1993.52.4)
Evening gown, spring–summer 1996, Gianni Versace (Italian), Silver silk satin and silver synthetic lamé embroidered with clear and silver pailettes and beads (1999.328.4)
Evening wrap, 1954–55, Cristobal Balenciaga (French, born Spain), Pink silk faille (1973.21.3)
"Eventail" cocktail dress, fall/winter 1956–57, Christian Dior (French), Navy and royal blue warp-printed taffeta with navy horsehair band trim (C.I.63.36a–c)
Fancy dress costume, 1911, Paul Poiret (French), Seafoam green silk gauze, silver lamé, blue foil and blue and silver coiled cellophane cord appliqué, and blue, silver, coral, pink, and turquoise cellulose beading (1983.8a,b)
Floral medallions, Tang dynasty, late 8th–early 9th century, China, Silk, Weft-faced compound twill (1996.103.1)
Floral tent panel, Mughal period (1526–1858), ca. 1616–35, India, Silk, gold; cut velvet, painted (1981.321)
"Four-Leaf Clover" ball gown, 1953, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Silk: Ivory Duchesse satin; ivory faille; black velvet (velours de Lyon); synthetic: nylon mesh (2009.300.779)
Fragment of a kaftan back, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), mid-16th century, Turkey, probably Istanbul, Silk, metal-wrapped thread, taqueté (seraser) (52.20.15)
Fragmentary cenotaph cover with Qur'anic calligraphy, 17th–18th century, Turkey, Silk; lampas; (32.100.460)
Fragmentary loom width with ogival pattern, ca. 1570–80, Turkey, probably Istanbul, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; lampas (kemha) (49.32.79)
Fragmentary loom width with wavy-vine pattern, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), ca. 1565–80, Turkey, probably Istanbul, Silk, metal-wrapped thread, lampas (kemha) (52.20.21)
Fragmentary silk velvet with repeating tiger-stipe and cintamani design, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), second half of 15th century, Turkey, Bursa, silk, metal-wrapped thread, cut and voided velvet (çatma), brocaded (08.109.23)
Fragments of a jacket, early 14th century, Egypt or Syria; Possibly made for the Rasulid sultan of Yemen, al-Mu'ayyad Hizabr al-Din Dawud ibn Yusuf, Silk with brown and ivory stripes, double-cloth weave (31.14a,b)
Garden of Eden, last quarter of 16th century, English, Velvet worked with silk and metal thread; appliqué, tent, long-and-short, split, stem, satin, chain, knots, and couching stitches (64.101.1284)
Girdle, 1924, American or European, Silk (1974.258.11)
Girdle, 1942, American, Silk, elastic (C.I.43.28.1a)
Hanging, 18th century, Tunisia, silk, damask weave, joined (09.160)
Heraldic textile with the emblems of two families, 1500–1550, Italy, Silk damask (46.156.116)
Hunters in a Landscape, ca. 1575–95, England (probably London), Wool and silk (2009.280)
Iris embroidery, 1883, Candace Wheeler (American), for Associated Artists (New York City), Silk embroidered with silk and metallic-wrapped cotton threads, metal sequins, cut-glass beads (28.34.1)
"Italian," ca. 1873, Designed by Owen Jones (British); Manufactured by Warner and Sons, English, Woven silk (2000.46)
Jerkin, ca. 1580, Spanish, Brown silk voided velvet trimmed with metallic bobbin lace (26.196)
Jumpsuit, fall–winter 2002, Giorgio Armani (Italian), Gray silk satin (2003.68a,b)
"Junon" dress, fall/winter 1949–50, Christian Dior (French); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French), Cotton, sequins (C.I.53.40.5a-d)
Kaftan, second half of 17th–early 18th century, Turkey, Silk, metal-wrapped threat; taquet&eactue; (seraser); back piece (2003.416a-e)
Kashan carpet, second half of 16th century; Safavid, Iranian; Attributed to Kashan, Iran, Pile weave, silk pile on silk foundation (14.40.721)
Khorasan-type carpet fragment, late 16th or early 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Cotton and silk (foundation), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile (2001.54)
Kimono with carp, water lilies, and morning glories, Meiji period, ca. 1876, Japan, Resist-dyed, painted, and embroidered silk gauze (ro) (2006.73.2)
L'Oiseau dans la Lumière (Bird in Light), ca. 1925, Michel Dubost (French); manufacturer: Soieries F. Ducharne (Société Anonyme), Silk and metallic thread brocade (2004.84)
"La Cigale" dress, fall/winter 1952–53, Christian Dior (French), Silver gray silk moiré (C.I.59.26.3a,b)
Landscape with Pheasants, Qing dynasty, 19th century, China, Tapestry-woven (kesi) silk (13.220.101)
Last Supper, from a set of four tapestries of the Passion, known as the Alba Passion, ca. 1520–30, Bernaert van Orley (Netherlandish); Probably designed by Pieter de Pannemaker (Netherlandish), Flemish, Wool, silk, and silver-gilt thread (1975.1.1915)
Le Jardinier: From the Fêtes Italiennes (Italian Village Scenes), 1734–36, François Boucher (French); Woven at the Beauvais workshop under André Charlemagne Charron (French), 1762, French, Wool and silk (64.145.4)
Length of brocaded velvet, 16th century, Spanish or Italian, Silk velvet brocaded with metal-wrapped thread (46.156.120)
Length of brocaded velvet, late 15th century, Italian (Venice), Silk velvet brocaded with metal-wrapped thread (12.49.8)
Length of printed fabric, 1955, Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (American), Manufactured by F. Schumacher and Company, Silk, printed, Fortisan (?) (1991.131)
Les Perdrix (The Partridges), ca. 1771–72, Philippe de Lasalle (French, designer, French (Lyon), Silk (50.8a)
Locket, 1706, Boston, Gold, hair, crystal (2000.532)
Loom width with floral and tiger-stripe design, 16th century, Turkey, Bursa, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; lampas (kemha); (44.41.3)
Loom width with serrated leaf design, ca. 1600–1625, Turkey, Bursa, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; lampas (kemha) (52.20.17)
Loom-width piece of velvet, late 15th century, Probably Bursa, Turkey, possibly Venice, Silk velvet pile and voided areas brocaded with silver-gilt-wrapped silk wefts (53.157)
"Lys Noir" evening dress, fall/winter 1957–58, Christian Dior (French); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French), Silk (C.I.69.39)
Man's Coat and Waistcoat, ca. 1730, probably French, (a) wool; (b) silk; (a, b) metallic thread (2004.411a, b)
Mantle, 1870–75, French, White wool serge couched with metallic braid (46.25.4)

Opera cloak, 1850s, American, Ivory silk faille embroidered with gold soutache braid (C.I.53.2)

Dolman, ca. 1870, American (?), While silk poplin and braid (C.I.38.102)
Mantua, ca. 1708, English, Bizarre silk in salmon-pink damask with floral and foliate pattern brocaded with polychrome silk and gold metallic file (1991.6.1a,b)
Memorial Crazy quilt, ca. 1877, Made by Tamar Horton Harris North (American), North Landing, Indiana, Silk, silk velvet, cotton, and cotton lace (1983.349)
Men's ensemble, ca. 1790, French, Three-piece men's suit composed of tailcoat, waistcoat, and breeches of green silk velvet with green and yellow silk brocade and ivory silk twill and ivory linen lining (2003.45a–c)
Miniature Tunic (Uncu), 17th–18th century, Bolivia (Potosí), Cotton, camelid hair, silk, metal (2007.470)
Mirror with Jael and Barak, 1672, English, Satin worked with silk and metal thread, beads, purl, mica, seed pearls; detached buttonhole variations, couching, satin, long-and-short, tent, and straight stitches; wood frame, celluloid imitation tortoiseshell, mirror glass, silk, plush (39.13.2a)
Mirror, third quarter of 17th century, English, Satin worked with silk, chenille, purl, shells, wood, beads, mica, bird feathers, coral; detached buttonhole variations, long-and-short, satin, couching stitches, and knots (64.101.1332)
Miss Loïe Fuller, 1893, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French), Lithograph printed in five colors on vellum (1970.534)
Musette, end of 17th century, French, Ivory, silver, leather, silk, wood, and paper (2003.63a–d)
Neptune from the "Doria Grotesques", designed 1545, woven ca. 1550, Designed by Perino del Vaga (Italian), Wool and silk (2011.14)
Noh costume (atsuita) with clouds and hexagons, Edo period, 19th century, Japan, Silk twill damask with silk brocading wefts and supplementary weft patterning in metallic thread (19.88.3)
Noh costume (chôken) with water plants and mulberry leaves, Edo period, 18th century, Japan, Silk gauze (ro) brocaded with metallic thread (32.30.4)
Noh costume (karaori) with cherry blossoms and fretwork, Edo period, first half of 18th century, Japan, Brocaded silk twill (19.88.2)
Noh costume (karaori) with cypress fans and yûgao blossoms, Edo period, 18th–early 19th century, Japan, Brocaded twill-weave silk with supplementary weft patterning in metallic thread (61.151.6)
Noh costume (kariginu) with geometric pattern, Edo period, 19th century, Japan, Twill-weave silk with supplementary weft patterning (91.1.62)
Noh costume (nuihaku) with books and nandina branches, Edo period, second half of 18th century, Japan, Silk embroidery and metallic leaf on silk satin (1989.367)
Noh costume (nuihaku) with scattered crests, Edo period, late 18th–early 19th century, Japan, Silk embroidery and gold leaf on silk satin (29.100.541)
Noh costume (surihaku) with Chinese bellflowers, Edo period, 18th century, Japan, Gold and silver leaf on silk satin (32.30.5)
Noh costume (surihaku) with water, water plants, and leaves, Edo period, 19th century, Japan, Gold leaf on plain-weave silk (58.97.1)
Opera coat, 1912, Paul Poiret (French), Yellow and pale blue silk satin, black silk velvet, turquoise silk satin with gold and silver filé crocheted overlay, and silver filé trapunto half-belt and trim (1982.350.2)
Orphrey panels from a chasuble: Coronation of the Virgin Mary and Christ in Majesty, early 15th century, Bohemian, Silk and metal thread; 39 1/4 x 29 in. (99.7 x 73.7 cm), The Cloisters Collection, 1961 (61.16a–c)
Outer robe (uchikake) with scenes of filial piety, Edo period, late 18th century, Japan, Resist-dyed and embroidered silk crepe (49.32.109)
Outer robe (uchikake) with theme of Mount Hôrai, Edo period, second half of 18th–first half of 19th century, Japan, Silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk satin damask with stencil-dyed details (1970.296.1)
Pair of gloves, 1620–40, English or Dutch, Leather; silk worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; long-and-short, satin, knots, and couching stitches; metal bobbin lace (28.220.3,.4)
Pair of gloves, 1620s, English, Leather; satin worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; long-and-short, satin, detached buttonhole, couching stitches; metal bobbin lace; silk and metal ribbon (64.101.1248,.1249)
Pair of gloves, ca. 1600, English, Leather; satin worked with silk and metal thread, seed pearls; satin, couching, and darning stitches; metal bobbin lace (28.220.7,.8)
Pair of gloves, first half of 17th century, English, Leather; canvas worked with silk and metal thread; tent, Gobelin, detached buttonhole variations, and plaited braid stitches; metal bobbin lace; silk and metal ribbon (28.210.1,.2)
Panel from a curtain, 18th century, North Africa, Linen, silk (69.142)
Panel from an Altar Frontal: The Flagellation, mid-14th century, Italian; Made in Florence, Silk and metallic threads on linen (64.27.18)
Panel with musical party in a garden, 1647, English, Canvas worked with silk thread; tent stitch (64.101.1314)
Panel, ca. 1900, Hector Guimard (French), Silk and paint on silk (49.85.11)
"Partie Fine" dress, spring/summer 1951, Christian Dior (French); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French), Silk, nylon, leather (C.I.53.40.21a-c)
"Penelope Unraveling Her Work at Night," 1886, Dora Wheeler (American), for Associated Artists (New York City), Silk embroidered with silk thread (2002.230)
Piece of pile-on-pile velvet, 16th century, Italian (probably Venetian), Silk velvet with two heights of pile (46.156.133)
Pieced panel of brocaded silk, second half of 16th century, Probably Bursa, Turkey, Silk velvet pile and voided areas brocaded with silver-gilt-wrapped silk wefts (17.29.10)
"Pisanelle" cocktail ensemble, fall/winter 1949–50, Christian Dior (French), Navy and blue silk satin with navy silk velvet (C.I.53.40.9a–d)
"Polonaise" carpet, Safavid period (1501–1722), 17th century, Iran, Isfahan or Kashan, Cotton (warp and weft), silk (weft and pile), metal-wrapped thread; asymmetrically knotted pile, brocaded (50.190.1)
Portiere (door curtain), ca. 1883, Candace Wheeler (American), for Associated Artists (New York City), Front: silk velvet and silk appliquéd and embroidered with silk and wool; back: silk damask (2003.48)
Portrait of Charles I, ca. 1650–70, English, Silk satin worked with silk and metal thread; split, straight, and satin stitches (39.13.7)
Portrait of Joseph-Marie Jacquard, 1839, Manufactured by Didier, Petit et Cie; Woven by Michel-Marie Carquillat (French), Lyon, France, Silk (31.124)
Prayer carpet, late 16th century; Ottoman, Attributed to Bursa or Istanbul, Turkey, Pile weave, wool and cotton pile on silk foundation (22.100.51)
Presentation quilt, ca. 1849, Baltimore, Maryland, Cotton and silk velvet (1974.24)
Prestige Cloth, Ghana, Ewe peoples, 1930–50, Cotton and silk (2010.555)
Purse, early 17th century, English, Canvas worked with silk and metal thread, glass beads, spangles; Gobelin, tent, and detached buttonhole stitches (29.23.15)
Purse, last quarter of 16th century, English, Colored silks with silver and gold thread on linen (1986.300.1)
Rank badge with a pair of cranes, Joseon dynasty, late 19th century, Korea, Silk embroidery on silk satin damask (53.60.9)
Rank badge, Ming dynasty, early 15th century, China, Embroidery: colored silk floss, wrapped gold thread, and flat gold on silk gauze (1988.154.1)
"Ribbon" ball gown, 1947, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Silk: cream, yellow, and gray satin; blue faille; gray and pale green taffeta (2009.300.1187)
Robe à l'anglaise, 1784–87, French, White muslin with hammered silver foliate diaper-patterned and red silk thread embroidery (1991.204a,b)
Robe à l'anglaise, ca. 1770, American, Silk (C.I.37.66a,b)
Robe à la française, 1775–1800, French, Silk (C.I.61.13.1a,b)
Robe à la française, ca. 1765, French or Austrian, Pale blue silk satin brocaded with silver (2001.472)
Robe de style, 1924–25, Jeanne Lanvin (French), Ivory and black silk taffeta trimmed with pink and black silk velvet rosettes (C.I.56.49.1)

Robe de style, 1924–25, Jeanne Lanvin (French), Ivory and black silk taffeta trimmed with pink and black silk velvet rosettes (1979.122.1)
Robe volante, 1730s, France, Silk, Purchase, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 2010 (2010.148)
Robe, mid-18th century, French, Patterened light blue ribbed silk, brocaded in polychrome silks, metallic gold, and silver (C.I.62.28a,b)
Robe, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 17th century, China, Silk and metallic thread tapestry (kesi) (30.75.5)
Round gown, ca. 1795, Italian, Silk, linen (1979.20a–f)
Roundel with Amazons and a cross, 7th–9th century (?), Egypt or Syria (?), Weft-faced compound twill (samite) in green, beige, and brownish silk(1987.442.5)
Saddle, ca. 1570–80, Italian (Milan), Wood, textiles, iron, leather, steel, and gold (04.3.252)
Safavid Courtiers Leading Georgian Captives, mid 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk and metal wrapped thread; lampas (52.20.12)
Sampler, 1656, Anna Buckett, English, Linen worked with silk threads; long-and-short, split, stem, back, tent, cross, and satin stitches (64.101.1327)
Sampler, 1800, Laura Hyde (American), Franklin, Connecticut, Silk and metallic thread on linen (44.113)
Sampler, ca. 1785, Mary Munro (American), Miss Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island, Silk on linen (1984.331.14)
Sampler, ca. 1792, Martha (Patty) Coggeshall (American), Probably Mrs. Anne Usher's School, Bristol, Rhode Island, Silk on linen (14.26)
Sash with flowering plants, 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk, silver- and gilt-metal-wrapped thread (metal strip, silk core); taqueté, brocaded (33.80.18)
Scenes from the Life of Abraham, mid-17th century, English, Linen worked with silk thread; tent and couching stitches (64.101.1306)
Scroll cover for an imperial manuscript, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, before 1764, China, Silk and metallic thread on silk (kesi) (41.123.2)
Self-Study Book of Drawing, Painting, and Embroidery for Ladies, 1798, Designed by Johann Friedrich Netto, Published by Voss und Compagnie, Leipzig, Etching, silk and metal thread embroidery on silk, on one page (32.121.3)
Shawl, ca. 1849, Manufactured by Deneirouse and Boisglavy, French, Woven silk and wool (65.91.2)
Shepherd and shepherdess scene, ca. 1740, Keturah Rawlins (American) Boston, Massachusetts, Wool, silk, and metallic threads on linen (39.108.1)
Shoe, 19th century, Chinese (Manchu peoples), Silk, linen, wood, leather (C.I.41.110.272a,b)
Silk fragment with a rosebush, deer, and flower pattern, late 17th–early 18th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk, silver- and gilt-metal-wrapped thread; compound twill weave, brocaded (49.32.99)
Silk panel, ca. 1850, French, Woven silk (48.55.4)
Silk velvet signed by "Ghiyath," second half of 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk; cut and voided velvet with continuous floats of flat metal thread (52.20.13)
Silk with Griffins, first half of 13th century, Central Asian, Sicilian, or North African, Silk and silver-gilt metal on parchment over cotton (1984.344)
"Sirene" evening dress, 1941, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Black silk crepe (2009.300.576)
Sofa and armchairs, ca. 1835, Filippo Pelagio Palagi (Italian), Mahogany veneered with maplewood and mahogany, covered with modern silk brocade (1987.62.1, .2, .3)
Sofa, ca. 1762–64, Abraham Roentgen (German, 1711–1793), Walnut, beech, oak, veneered with walnut and birch (partially stained and painted with colored washes); green silk (replacement) (L.2007.20)
Stole with Images of the Martyrdom of Saint Catherine, ca. 1200, German (Rhineland) or English, Red silk, linen underlay, crimson silk tabby, metal threads (strips of gold and silver leaf wrapped on linen thread) (64.101.1382)
Suit, 1774–92, French (Paris), Silk (C.I.61.13.2a-c)
Surcoat (jimbaori), Edo period (1615–1868), 17th century, Japan, Silk, felt, metallic thread, lacquered wood (2006.95)
"Swan" evening dress, 1951, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Ivory silk satin; black marquisette; black fringe; multiple layers of tulle in ombré tones of brown between layers of black tulle (2009.300.850)
Table carpet fragment, late 16th century, English, Canvas worked with wool and silk thread; tent stitch (54.7.8)
Table cover with story of Gombaut and Macée, ca. 1600, French, Wool and silk on canvas (54.7.1)
Tapestry panel with the character for longevity (shou), Qing dynasty, 18th century, China, Silk and metallic thread tapestry (kesi) (1984.353)
Tapestry with Dragons and Flowers, 11th–12th century, Eastern Central Asia, Silk and metallic thread tapestry (kesi) (1987.275)
Tapestry with immortal holding a peach, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), China, Silk tapestry (kesi) (26.114.4)
Tent panel with hunting scene, ca. 1540; Safavid, Iran, Silk, flat metal thread; cut and voided velvet (1972.189)
Textile depicting a courtier in a landscape, 16th century, Safavid, Iran, Silk; lampas (08.109.3)
Textile fragment with hunting scene, 8th century, Egypt or Syria, Silk; samite (51.57)
Textile fragment, 14th century; Nasrid, Spain, Silk, lampas weave (29.22)
Textile fragment, 16th century, Turkey, Bursa, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; lampas (52.20.19)
Textile Fragment, 6th–7th century, Iraq or Syria, Silk (15.109)
Textile fragment, Coptic period (3rd–12th century), probably 6th–7th century, Egypt, Silk, linen; plain weave, embroidered (90.5.16)
Textile fragment, early 16th century, Turkey, probably Istanbul, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; taqueté (seraser) (15.125.7)
Textile fragment, first half of 12th century, Spain, Silk and gold-wrapped silk (58.85.1)
Textile fragment, Nasrid period (1232–1492), 14th–15th century, Spain or North Africa, Silk, lampas (46.156.16)
Textile Mantile (Lamba Mpanjaka), 1998, Madagascar; Malagasy (Merina) peoples, Silk (1999.102)
Textile panel with birds amid flowering vines, first half of 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; taqueté (26.231.2)
Textile with coiled dragons, Jin dynasty (1115–1234), China, Tabby, brocaded; silk and gold thread (1989.205)
Textile with Medici emblems, late 15th–early 16th century, Italian (probably Florence), Silk satin foundation weave with metal-wrapped thread loops (46.156.70)
Textile with Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, late 14th century, Tuscany, Italy, Colored silks, metal thread (64.101.1384)
Textile with the character for longevity (shou), 17th century, China, Brocaded silk satin (46.133.11)
Textile, 1871, Designed by Christopher Dresser (British); Manufactured by J.W. and C. Ward, English (Halifax), Wool and silk (1984.469)
Textile, possibly Ghaznavid period (977–1186), 10th–11th century, Probably Iran, Cotton, other fibers, plain weave, printed and painted (31.106.64)
Theater suit, 1938, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French), Silk (C.I.54.16.1a,b)
Theater suit, 1951, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Copper silk satin, black wool cashmere (1975.246.5a–c)
Thistle textile, ca. 1881, Tiffany & Wheeler (New York City); probably manufactured by Cheney Brothers (South Manchester, Connecticut), Silk and metallic threads, damask, woven (28.70.3)
Thomas coat of arms, ca. 1786, Mary Ann Thomas (American), Probably Mrs. Deborah Snow's School, Boston, Massachusetts, Pattern drawn by John and Samuel Gore, Silk and metallic thread on silk (36.28)
"Tree" evening dress, 1955, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Silk: rose pink taffeta; white satin; synthetic: red, pink, and white tulle (2009.300.991)
The Tree of Life, first half of 17th century, English, Canvas worked with silk thread; tent, Gobelin, and couching stitches (64.101.1305)
Triptych with the Passion of Christ, ca. 1475–85, South Germany, Mother-of-pearl mounted on gilt wood frame with silk backing and tooled leather covering (2006.249)
The Triumph of Fame, from a set of The Triumphs of Petrarch, ca. 1502–4, Flemish (probably Brussels), Wool and silk tapestry (1998.205)
Trunk of shoes, 1914–19, Pietro Yantorny (Italian), Wood, silk, linen, leather (C.I.53.76.1a,b-12a,b)
Tulip appliquéd panel, ca. 1883–87, Candace Wheeler (American), for Associated Artists (New York City) Silk and metallic cloth appliquéd with silk velvet and embroidered with silk and metallic-wrapped cotton threads (28.34.2)
Unfinished cabinet panels, ca. 1660, English, Satin worked with silk, metal, wool thread, and silk purl (1998.541)
The Unicorn is Found (from the Unicorn Tapestries), 1495–1505, South Netherlandish, Wool warp with wool, silk, silver, gilt wefts (37.80.2)
Vanity Sounds the Horn and Ignorance Unleashes the Hounds Overconfidence, Rashness, and Desire (from The Hunt of the Frail Stag) , 1500–1525, South Netherlandish, Wool and silk (50.145.4)
Velvet cushion cover (yastik), ca. 1600, Turkey, Bursa, Silk, cotton, metal-wrapped thread; cut and voided velvet (çatma), brocaded (17.120.123)
Velvet fragment with Sempervivum tectorum motif, late 15th–early 16th century, Italian (Milan), Silk velvet brocaded with metal-wrapped thread (51.139.2a,b)
Velvet fragment, 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk and metal thread; velvet (52.20.11)
Velvet fragments with Medici arms, 1440–1500, Florence or Venice, Silk, metal thread (46.156.118)
Velvet panel with a design from the Khamsa of Nizami, 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk; cut velvet (1978.60)
Velvet panel with flowering plants, first half of 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk, cotton, flat metal thread; cut and voided velvet, brocaded (12.72.5)
Velvet panel, ca. 1700, Italian (probably Genoa), Silk velvet, cut and uncut on satin ground (38.182.2)
Velvet with the arms of the Galilei family, second half of 15th century, Italian (Florence), Silk velvet brocaded with metal-wrapped thread (46.156.137)
"Venus" dress, 1949, Christian Dior (French), Gray silk net embroidered with feather-shaped opalescent sequins, rhinestones, simulated pearls, and paillettes (C.I.53.40.7a-e)
Waistcoat, 1747, Textile designed by Anna Maria Garthwaite (British); Textile manufactured by Peter Lekeux (British, 1716–1768), British (London) Silk, silver, wool, cotton, linen (C.I.66.14.2)
Walking dress, ca. 1835, American, Silk (26.250.1a,b)
Walking dress, ca. 1860, American, Silk, mother-of-pearl (C.I.69.33.4a–d)
Wall panels, ca. 1799, Designer: Jean Démosthène Dugourc (French); Maker: Camille Pernon (French), France (Lyon), Woven silk and metal thread with applied silk and chenille embroidery (2006.519a,b)
Water-lily textile, 1883–1900, Associated Artists (New York City); Cheney Brothers (South Manchester, Connecticut), Warp-printed silk (28.70.15)
Wedding dress, 1898, House of Worth (French), Silk, pearl (C.I.41.14.1)
Wedding dress, 1948–49, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Pink and ivory silk taffeta (1993.427)
Wedding ensemble, 1937, Mainbocher (American, 1890–1976), Silk, leather, straw, coq feather (C.I.50.110a–j)
Welcoming Spring, Ming dynasty, 15th century, China, Embroidery on silk gauze (1981.410)
Woman's informal robe with butterflies, Qing dynasty, late 19th–early 20th century, China, Embroidered silk satin (1970.145)
Woman's jacket, ca. 1616, English, Linen worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; detached buttonhole variations, wrapped ladder stitch, straight, knot, chain, and satin stitches, metal bobbin lace (23.170.1)
Woman's mantle (chyrpy), early 19th century, Turkmenistan, Central Asia, Silk, cotton (1999.141)
Woman's sleeveless jacket with bamboo, Qing dynasty, late 19th century, China, Tapestry-woven (kesi) silk and metallic thread (45.125.13)
Woman's sleeveless jacket with butterflies (detail), late 19th–early 20th century, China, Tapestry-woven (kesi) silk and metallic thread (45.125.15)
Woven border with the emblems of the Strozzi family, 1480–1600, Italy, Silk and linen (51.75)
Woven panel, 1880s, French (Lyon), Silk (2001.174)
"Y" evening dress, fall/winter 1955–56, Christian Dior (French); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French, founded 1947), Silk (C.I.65.14.12a,b)
Yamantaka Mandala with imperial portraits, Yuan dynasty, 1330–1332, China, Silk tapestry (kesi) (1992.54)
Yastik, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), 17th century, Turkey, Silk, cotton, metal-wrapped thread, cut and voided velvet, brocaded (08.109.11)
Yellow gros de Tours with anemones and lilacs, 1811, Jean-Pierre Séguin (Séguin et Cie), Lyon, France, Brocaded silk (28.28.1)