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Plain weave

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  • Objects

    Sampler

    Nabby Martin

    1786
    Sampler
    Linen plain weave with silk and metallic-wrapped yarn embroidery
    Length: 38.1 cm (15 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 17.361

  • Objects

    Tent hanging

    Unknown artist, Indian; Mughal?

    Ca. 1645
    Tent hanging
    Cotton plain weave, mordant and resist-dyed, hand painted
    Length: 205.1 cm (80 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 37.010

  • Objects

    Scarf Length

    Unknown artist, Philippine

    Mid-19th Century
    Scarf Length
    Piña (pineapple-leaf fiber) plain weave with piña embroidery
    Length: 241.3 cm (95 inches)
    Gift of Esther H. Baker 14.403

  • Objects

    Lodden (Furnishing Textile Length)

    William Morris

    1884
    Lodden (Furnishing Textile Length)
    Cotton; plain weave, block printed
    Length: 162.6 cm (64 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Robert Fairbank and Mrs. Donald Crafts 1988.096.6

  • Objects

    Abigail Pinniger

    1730
    sampler
    Linen plain weave with silk embroidery
    40.6 x 24.1 cm (16 x 9 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Miss Susan B. Thurston 14.060

  • Objects

    Court wrapper (dodot)

    Unknown artist, Javanese

    1890-1910
    Court wrapper (dodot)
    Cotton, indigo; batik
    Length: 320 cm (126 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.473

  • Objects

    Unknown artist, Indian; Pakistani; Sindhi people

    Late 19th- early 20th century
    tunic
    Cotton; silk; mirror
    Length: 66 cm (26 inches)
    Bequest of Isaac C. Bates 13.2314

  • Objects

    Furnishing Textile Length

    Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo

    Ca. 1920
    Furnishing Textile Length
    Cotton plain weave, resist printed
    Length: 264.2 cm (104 inches)
    Gift of Barbara Deering Danielson 82.308.48G

  • Objects

    Dress

    Claire McCardell

    Ca. 1950
    Dress
    Wool plain weave
    119.4 cm (47 inches) (center back length)
    Gift of Mrs. Warren E. Teixeira, RISD Textile Design Department 58.173.1

  • Objects

    Buddhist Devotional Hanging

    Unknown artist, Tibetan

    Late 18th - early 19th century
    Buddhist Devotional Hanging
    Appliqued silk satin weave, with silk compound weave borders
    Length: 118.1 cm (46 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.433

  • Objects

    Happi or Hanten (worker's jacket)

    Unknown artist, Japanese; Meiji

    Late 19th/early 20th century
    Happi or Hanten (worker’s jacket)
    Cotton; plain weave, tsutsugaki (freehand indigo-paste resist-dying technique)
    95.3 x 74.9 cm (37 1/2 x 29 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 1987.055

  • Objects

    Man's suit

    Unknown artist, English

    Ca. 1765
    Man’s suit
    Brushed and fulled-wool plain weave
    Center back length: 105.4 cm (41 1/2 inches) (coat)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 1995.054

  • Objects

    Cocktail dress

    Pierre Cardin

    Ca.1970
    Cocktail dress
    Wool, mirrored chrome metal; crepe-twist yarn, chain-link, appliqué, plain weave
    Center back: 99.1 cm (39 inches)
    Gift of Isabelle Weinstein 1986.228.16

  • Objects

    Bandolier Bag

    Unknown artist, Cree

    1875-1899
    Bandolier Bag
    Linen plain weave and cotton velvet with glass-bead embellishment
    121.9 x 36.8 cm (48 x 14 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Margaret McCarthy 1991.027

  • Objects

    Unknown artist, French

    Late 18th century
    purse
    Silk
    10.8 x 14.6 cm (4 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches)
    Gift of William McCue 1988.082.12

  • Objects

    Betsy Ross-Liberty Bell

    H.R. Mallinson & Co.

    1929
    Betsy Ross-Liberty Bell
    Silk
    Length: 83.8 cm (33 inches) (average)
    Gift of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities 57.083.100K

  • Objects

    Cloth (geringsing wayang kebo)

    Unknown artist, Indonesian; Balinese

    19th century
    Cloth (geringsing wayang kebo)
    Cotton, metal thread, indigo; double ikat (geringsing), embroidery
    Length: 203.2 cm (80 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.469

  • Objects

    Ikat Box

    Kay Sekimachi

    Ca. 1989
    Ikat Box
    Hand-woven weft ikat-dyed linen
    33 x 18.4 x 18.4 cm (13 x 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Daphne Farago 1997.45

  • Objects

    Dress

    Marimekko

    Ca. 1965
    Dress
    cotton; plain weave, screenprinted
    139.7 cm (55 inches) center back length
    Gift of Pamela Harrington 1988.027

  • Objects

    Textile

    Unknown artist, French

    Ca. 1785
    Textile
    Polychrome block print on siamoises (cotton and linen blend) plain-weave textile
    Edgar J. Lownes Fund 41.020

  • Objects

    Gazelle en Fer

    Edgar Brandt

    Ca. 1925
    Gazelle en Fer
    Cotton; rayon
    154.9 x 129.5 cm (61 x 51 inches)
    Edgar J. Lownes Fund 1995.056

  • Objects

    Embroidered altarpiece

    Unknown artist, Germany

    Late 15th century
    Embroidered altarpiece
    Linen; silk; metallic yarn
    Length: 88.9 cm (35 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund and Mary B. Jackson Fund 1992.041

  • Objects

    Unknown artist, Italian

    1300-1350
    textile
    silk
    Length: 13.3 cm (5 1/4 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 47.186

  • Objects

    Evening dress

    Madeleine Vionnet

    Ca. 1932
    Evening dress
    Blotch-dyed silk chiffon crepe
    Center back length: 102.9 cm (40 1/2 inches)
    Eleanor Fayerweather Puchase Fund and Museum Acquisition Fund 1994.006

  • Objects

    Dress

    Unknown artist, Dakota; North American Indian; Sioux; Sisseton

    Late 19th century-early 20th century
    Dress
    Wool plain weave with silk ribbon, sequin, and shell appliqué
    133.3 cm (52 1/2 inches) (center back length)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 44.592

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Indian

    8th Century-9th Century
    Textile fragment
    Plain weave cotton, hand-blocked printed
    17.1 x 13.3 cm (6 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 34.754

  • Objects

    Puppet Ballet

    Riverdale Fabrics

    1953
    Puppet Ballet
    Cotton; plain weave, screenprinted
    Length: 229.9 cm (90 1/2 inches)
    Edgar J. Lownes Fund 1998.80.1

  • Objects

    Unknown artist, Paracas

    299-200 BCE
    mantle
    Alpaca wool and cotton plain weave with wool embrodiery knit stem stitch
    Length: 127 cm (50 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 40.190

  • Objects

    Textile Swatch

    Unknown artist, French

    1850-1899
    Textile Swatch
    Cotton; plain weave, printed
    Length: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 52.320

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Indian

    8th Century-9th Century
    Textile fragment
    Plain weave cotton, hand-blocked printed
    20 x 11.4 cm (7 7/8 x 4 1/2 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 34.756

  • Objects

    Blanket or rug

    Unknown artist, Moroccan

    Ca. 1910
    Blanket or rug
    Wool plain and twill weave with supplementary weft patterning
    Length: 297.2 cm (117 inches)
    Gift of Miss Julia Brewster in memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Newton Bosworth 43.260

  • Objects

    Chasuble

    Unknown artist, English

    Late 15th Century
    Chasuble
    Ribbed silk and wool ground embellished with metallic and silk yarn embroidery
    Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf 15.011

  • Objects

    Textile fragments (pieced)

    Unknown artist, Near Eastern

    17th century-18th century
    Textile fragments (pieced)
    Cotton plain weave with silk embroidery, pieced
    Length: 48.3 cm (19 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 15.118

  • Objects

    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Indian

    8th Century-9th Century
    Textile fragment
    Cotton plain weave, hand-blocked printed
    16.8 x 9.5 cm (6 5/8 x 3 13/16 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 34.755

  • Objects

    The Crystal Palace (commemorative textile length)

    William E. Orme

    Ca. 1851
    The Crystal Palace (commemorative textile length)
    Cotton; plain weave, roller printed, glazed
    Length: 69.9 cm (27 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Constance Wharton Smith 58.165.44

  • Objects

    Names

    Alexander Girard

    1957
    Names
    Rayon plain weave, screenprinted
    Length: 274.3 cm (108 inches)
    Jesse Metcalf Fund 1998.43.12

  • Objects

    Mat

    Unknown artist, Indian

    Late 18th century
    Mat
    Cotton plain weave, block printed and hand painted
    Length: 133.4 cm (52 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 37.006

  • Objects

    Nō theater costume (nuihaku)

    Unknown artist, Japanese

    1750-1800
    Nō theater costume (nuihaku)
    Silk, gold leaf; plain weave, hand-painting, embroidery
    Center back: 162.6 cm (64 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.470

  • Objects

    Breeze

    Chunghie Lee

    Ca. 1998
    Breeze
    Resist dyed, painted and pieced bast fiber plain weave
    Length: 188 cm (74 inches)
    Gift of Gayle and Roger Mandle 1999.20.1

  • Objects

    Blouse (Choli)

    Unknown artist, Chinese; Indian; Parsi? Parsee?

    Early 19th century
    Blouse (Choli)
    Silk plain weave with silk chain-stitch embroidery
    Length: 52.7 cm (20 3/4 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.284

  • Objects

    Textile fragment with Nasrid Coat of Arms

    Unknown artist, Spanish

    Ca. 1400
    Textile fragment with Nasrid Coat of Arms
    Silk, gilt-animal substrate-wrapped silk; compound satin weave
    Length: 39.4 cm (15 1/2 inches)
    Gift of William Viall and William Dart 19.238

  • Objects

    Marriage Quilt (Colcha)

    Unknown artist, Indian; Portuguese

    18th century
    Marriage Quilt (Colcha)
    Silk plain weave with silk chain-stitch embroidery
    Length: 271.8 cm (107 inches)
    Jesse Metcalf Fund 1996.99

  • Objects

    Dress

    William Kilburn

    Ca. 1790
    Dress
    Cotton plain weave, block printed
    Center back length: 172.7 cm (68 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 1987.028

  • Objects

    Louis XVI Restorer of Liberty

    Jean-Baptiste Huet

    1791
    Louis XVI Restorer of Liberty
    Copperplate-printed cotton plain weave
    Length: 104.1 cm (41 inches)
    Gift of Mr. Francis C. Whitehead 69.136.05

  • Objects

    Child's tunic

    Unknown artist, Egyptian

    Ca. 330 BCE
    Child’s tunic
    Linen uncut pile weave
    Length: 64.8 cm (25 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Dr. Denman W. Ross 12.071

  • Objects

    Fleurs Tropicales et Palmiers (Tropical Flowers and Palm trees)

    Unknown artist, French

    1787
    Fleurs Tropicales et Palmiers (Tropical Flowers and Palm trees)
    Cotton, linen; plain weave, woodblock printed, quilted
    Length: 69.9 cm (27 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mr. Francis C. Whitehead 69.136.18

  • Objects

    Trio

    Lucienne Day

    1954
    Trio
    Cotton; plain weave, hand screenprinted
    Length: 226.1 cm (89 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 2002.48.1

  • Objects

    Oak Leaf

    Ilonka Karasz

    1928
    Oak Leaf
    Mohair wool; plain weave, screen print
    Length: 130.2 cm (51 1/4 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 2001.70.5

  • Objects

    Dress

    Jacques Griffe

    1951
    Dress
    Silk, nylon; plain weave
    95.3 cm (37 1/2 inches) (length)
    Gift of Ronald and Lillian Dick 2001.83.10

  • Objects

    Dress

    Oscar de la Renta

    1965
    Dress
    Silk, crepe yarn; twill weave
    149.9 cm (59 inches) (center back length)
    Gift of Ronald and Lillian Dick 2001.83.14

  • Objects

    Yantra (talismanic shirt)

    Unknown artist, Burmese; Shan

    Mid 20th century
    Yantra (talismanic shirt)
    Silk; plain weave, painted, inked
    49.5 x 156.2 cm (19 1/2 x 61 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2002.11.7A

  • Objects

    Coverlet

    Ann Dexter

    1815 and 1900
    Coverlet
    Linen plain weave with wool embroidery
    Length: 229.2 cm (90 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Edith N. Rathbun 2000.106.2

  • Objects

    Dress

    Hubert Taffin de Givenchy

    Ca. 1970
    Dress
    Silk; plain weave, printed
    101.6 cm (40 inches) (center back length)
    Gift of Mary Douglas 1999.99.7

  • Objects

    Skirt Cloth (Kain Panjang)

    Unknown artist, Indonesian; Javanese

    Ca. 1946-1950
    Skirt Cloth (Kain Panjang)
    Cotton plain weave, wax-resist printed (batik)
    Length: 237.8 cm (93 5/8 inches)
    Georgianna Sayles Aldrich Fund 2005.82.1

  • Objects

    Textile length

    Unknown artist, Uzbekistan

    2005-2006
    Textile length
    Silk and cotton plain weave, ikat dyed
    Length: 301 cm (118 1/2 inches)
    Edgar J. Lownes Fund 2006.59

  • Objects

    Morning suit worn by Eben S. Doolittle

    Norton & Sons

    1941
    Morning suit worn by Eben S. Doolittle
    Wool twill weave
    Jacket: 103.5 cm (40 3/4 inches) (center back length)
    Gift of Nancy P. Doolittle 2006.88.3

  • Objects

    Samarkand

    Jack Lenor Larsen

    1968
    Samarkand
    Cotton; velvet, hand screen-printed
    Length: 165.1 cm (65 inches)
    Georgianna Sayles Aldrich Fund 2007.4.2

  • Objects

    Casement textile for the Lever House Lobby

    Jack Lenor Larsen

    1952
    Casement textile for the Lever House Lobby
    Leno weave (gauze weave separted by areas of plain weave) of nylon viscose, and Saran (polyvinylidene chloride) tape
    Length: 164.5 cm (64 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Desiree Koslin 2007.94.5

  • Objects

    La Plata

    Josef Frank

    1943-1945
    La Plata
    Linen; screen print
    Length: 223.5 cm (88 inches)
    Georgianna Sayles Aldrich Fund 2008.9.1

  • Objects

    Pride dress

    Liz Collins

    2003
    Pride dress
    Cotton, synthetic fiber, wool; plain weave, machine knit-grafted
    Center back: 276.9 cm (109 inches)
    Gift of Liz Collins and Gary Graham 2008.75.1

  • Objects

    Coat and dress ensemble

    Pauline Trigère

    1960s
    Coat and dress ensemble
    Wool, silver ornament; twill weave, plain weave, printed
    Center back: 102.9 cm (40 1/2 inches) (coat)
    Gift of Shelley and Loren Ross 2008.78.2

  • Objects

    Dress

    Unknown artist, English

    1805-1810
    Dress
    Cotton
    137.2 cm (54 inches) (center back length)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 2009.3

  • Objects

    Maxi coat

    Zandra Rhodes

    1969
    Maxi coat
    Wool, wood beads; plain weave, printed, fulled
    Center back: 152.4 cm (60 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2009.2.1

  • Objects

    Dress

    Dries Van Noten

    2008
    Dress
    Printed silk
    111.8 cm (44 inches) (center back length)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2009.20

  • Objects

    Dress

    Manish Arora

    2008
    Dress
    Synthetic, yarn; Polyvinyl chloride; metallic, thread; sequins; beads
    Center back length: 99.1 cm (39 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2009.21.1

  • Objects

    Butterfly-print dress

    Alexander McQueen

    2008
    Butterfly-print dress
    Silk, leather belt; plain weave, printed
    Center back: 99.1 cm (39 inches) dress
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 2009.39

  • Objects

    Dress

    Junya Watanabe

    2008
    Dress
    Cotton plain weave, printed; rayon and polyester braid embellishment
    Center back length: 153.7 cm (60 1/2 inches)
    Museum Purchase 2009.61.1

  • Objects

    Woman's Jacket

    Junya Watanabe

    2008
    Woman’s Jacket
    Cotton; rayon; polyester; metallic, yarn; metal, chain; brass, hook and eyes
    53.3 cm (21 inches) (center back length)
    Museum Purchase 2009.62.1

  • Objects

    Backless Blouse

    Basso and Brooke

    2008
    Backless Blouse
    Rayon plain weave embellished with metallic yarn, metal sequins, and beads
    Length: 44.5 cm (17 1/2 inches) (greatest)
    Museum Purchase 2009.62.2

  • Objects

    Woman's Jacket

    Rick Owens

    2008
    Woman’s Jacket
    Leather; cotton; rayon; velcro
    center back length 59.9 cm (23 9/16 inches)
    Museum purchase 2009.63

  • Objects

    Dress

    Suno

    2009
    Dress
    Cotton plain weave, wax-resist printed
    Center back length: 96.5 cm (38 inches)
    Museum Purchase 2009.65

  • Objects

    Woman's blouse

    Junya Watanabe

    2009
    Woman’s blouse
    Cotton; plain weave, printed
    Center back length: 72.4 cm (28 1/2 inches)
    Georgianna Sayles Aldrich Fund 2009.67.1

  • Objects

    Woman's skirt

    Junya Watanabe

    2009
    Woman’s skirt
    Cotton; plain weave, printed
    Center back length: 91.4 cm (36 inches)
    Georgianna Sayles Aldrich Fund 2009.67.2

  • Objects

    Marking sampler

    Martha Whitman

    1765
    Marking sampler
    Linen plain weave embroidered with silk
    Length: 32.1 cm (12 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Fadhilla Bradley 2009.116

  • Objects

    Suit worn by Michael Strange (pseudonym of Blanche Oelrichs)

    Brooks Uniform Co.

    Ca. 1928
    Suit worn by Michael Strange (pseudonym of Blanche Oelrichs)
    Wool crepe coat with silk velvet collar, wool crepe trousers, silk plain weave dickie
    Jacket: 100.3 cm (39 1/2 inches) (center back length)
    Gift of Joan Avillez 2011.84

  • Objects

    Evening dress, haute couture

    Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel

    2009
    Evening dress, haute couture
    Silk, vinyl, beads
    Length: 113 cm (44 1/2 inches) (center back)
    Gift of Mrs. William McCormick Blair, Jr. 2011.85.3

  • Objects

    Suit worn by John Krill

    Take Six Boutique

    1967/1968
    Suit worn by John Krill
    Wool plain weave
    Jacket: 81.3 cm (32 inches) (center back length)
    Gift of John Krill 2012.22

  • Objects

    Ensemble styled by Motofumi “Poggy” Kogi

    United Arrows

    2010
    Ensemble styled by Motofumi “Poggy” Kogi
    cotton; printed plain weave (jacket, trousers, vest), cotton; plain weave (shirt), silk; satin weave (tie), leather, rubber (shoes)
    Gift of United Arrows Ltd. 2013.21.1

  • Objects

    Woman's Pantsuit

    Oscar de la Renta

    Late 1990s
    Woman’s Pantsuit
    Jacket: Printed silk plain weave, with silk and metallic-wrapped yarn embroidery and coiled metal strip, metal spangle, and rhinestone embellishment
    Gift of Mark Pollack 2013.69

  • Objects

    Group of 10 mounted shibori samples

    Unknown artist, Japanese

    1930s
    Group of 10 mounted shibori samples
    Cotton, paper; plain weave, shibori dyed (resist dyed)
    Elizabeth T. and Dorothy N. Casey Fund 2012.21.8.7

  • Objects

    Man's hat

    Unknown artist, Central Asian

    1950 - 2000
    Man’s hat
    Cotton plain weave with cotton chainstitch embroidery
    Height: 10.2 cm (4 inches)
    Gift from the Estate of Ellen Cohen Fisher 2014.21.1