Mariano Fortuny (Italian, born Spain, 18711949)
Stenciled rose silk
Gift of Courtlandt Palmer, 1950 (C.I.50.44)
With slashed sleeves extending far beyond the length of the arm like a mandarin's robes, Fortuny's wraps, capes, and gowns are in the realm of high fantasy. Primary sign or referenceor what seems to be specific locationis established by the stenciling that suggests the kufic and corded embroideries of North African djellabahs.