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"Unraveling the Golden Tapestry: A Journey through Time and Culture" Step into the world of opulence and craftsmanship as we explore the intricate beauty of gold thread

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Portrait of a Woman, 1630. Creator: Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy

Portrait of a Woman, 1630. Creator: Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy
Portrait of a Woman, 1630

Background imageGold Thread Collection: The Privy Purse of Catherine of Braganza, at Sizergh Hall, Westmorland, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The Privy Purse of Catherine of Braganza, at Sizergh Hall, Westmorland, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Privy Purse of Catherine of Braganza, at Sizergh Hall, Westmorland, 1862. Engraving of...the badge of office belonging to Sir Thomas Strickland. Keeper of her Privy Purse

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Mans Court Badge, China, 1880 / 1900, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Creator: Unknown

Mans Court Badge, China, 1880 / 1900, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Creator: Unknown
Mans Court Badge, China, 1880/1900, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Detail from a larger artwork

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Buzi (Court Rank Badge), China, 1825 / 50, Qing dynasty(1644-1911). Creator: Unknown

Buzi (Court Rank Badge), China, 1825 / 50, Qing dynasty(1644-1911). Creator: Unknown
Buzi (Court Rank Badge), China, 1825/50, Qing dynasty(1644-1911)

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Model for an embroidered table screen or lampshade with floral pattern in gold thread

Model for an embroidered table screen or lampshade with floral pattern in gold thread
6338649 Model for an embroidered table screen or lampshade with floral pattern in gold thread by Lutz, A. (18th-19th century); (add.info)

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Sicilian Fabric in Gold Thread on Purple Ground, 13th Century, Bock Collection, Manchester (litho)

Sicilian Fabric in Gold Thread on Purple Ground, 13th Century, Bock Collection, Manchester (litho)
6006337 Sicilian Fabric in Gold Thread on Purple Ground, 13th Century, Bock Collection, Manchester (litho) by Glazier, Richard (1851-1918); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Casket Depicting Scenes from the Old Testament, England, 1668

Casket Depicting Scenes from the Old Testament, England, 1668

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Cope, England, 1490 / 1517, with later restoration. Creator: Unknown

Cope, England, 1490 / 1517, with later restoration. Creator: Unknown
Cope, England, 1490/1517, with later restoration. Robe worn by a priest or bishop, velvet with gold thread embroidery

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Basket, England, c. 1645. Creator: Unknown

Basket, England, c. 1645. Creator: Unknown
Basket, England, c. 1645. Metal basket with figures of people and animals, carried out in beadwork

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Mans Cap, England, 1575 / 1600. Creator: Unknown

Mans Cap, England, 1575 / 1600. Creator: Unknown
Mans Cap, England, 1575/1600

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Womans Coif (Altered), England, c. 1600. Creator: Unknown

Womans Coif (Altered), England, c. 1600. Creator: Unknown
Womans Coif (Altered), England, c. 1600. Flowers and fruit embroidered with gold thread

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Cushion Cover (Made from Womans Dress), England, Elizabethan period, 1575 / 1600

Cushion Cover (Made from Womans Dress), England, Elizabethan period, 1575 / 1600
Cushion Cover (Made from Womans Dress), England, Elizabethan period, 1575/1600

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Picture, England, 1625 / 75. Creator: Unknown

Picture, England, 1625 / 75. Creator: Unknown
Picture, England, 1625/75. Three medallion portraits of women, with floral decoration

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Pair of Gloves, England, 1601 / 50. Creator: Unknown

Pair of Gloves, England, 1601 / 50. Creator: Unknown
Pair of Gloves, England, 1601/50

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Stomacher, England, 17th century. Creator: Unknown

Stomacher, England, 17th century. Creator: Unknown
Stomacher, England, 17th century

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Coronation Ribbon, England, 1761. Creator: Unknown

Coronation Ribbon, England, 1761. Creator: Unknown
Coronation Ribbon, England, 1761

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Pair of Mens Gloves, England, 1625 / 50. Creator: Unknown

Pair of Mens Gloves, England, 1625 / 50. Creator: Unknown
Pair of Mens Gloves, England, 1625/50

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Fragment from an Orphrey Band Showing St. Barbara and St. James, England, 1350 / 1400

Fragment from an Orphrey Band Showing St. Barbara and St. James, England, 1350 / 1400
Fragment from an Orphrey Band Showing St. Barbara and St. James, England, 1350/1400. An orphrey is a woven or embroidered band, used on priests albs and knights robes

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Bag, England, 17th century. Creator: Unknown

Bag, England, 17th century. Creator: Unknown
Bag, England, 17th century

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Pair of Mens Gloves, England, 1600 / 50. Creator: Unknown

Pair of Mens Gloves, England, 1600 / 50. Creator: Unknown
Pair of Mens Gloves, England, 1600/50

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Needlework (Depicting the Four Seasons), England, c. 1660. Creator: Unknown

Needlework (Depicting the Four Seasons), England, c. 1660. Creator: Unknown
Needlework (Depicting the Four Seasons), England, c. 1660

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Mans Cap (Unassembled), England, 1601 / 25. Creator: Unknown

Mans Cap (Unassembled), England, 1601 / 25. Creator: Unknown
Mans Cap (Unassembled), England, 1601/25

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Panel, England, c. 1740. Creator: Unknown

Panel, England, c. 1740. Creator: Unknown
Panel, England, c. 1740

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Dressing Box Depicting the Finding of Moses and Scenes from Abraham and Hagar, c. 1668

Dressing Box Depicting the Finding of Moses and Scenes from Abraham and Hagar, c. 1668
Dressing Box Depicting the Finding of Moses and Scenes from Abraham and Hagar, England, c. 1668

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Picture (Depicting the Creation), England, 17th century. Creator: Unknown

Picture (Depicting the Creation), England, 17th century. Creator: Unknown
Picture (Depicting the Creation), England, 17th century. Adam and Eve with the serpent and the Tree of Knowledge, animals, and the word God in gold thread

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Panel, England, 17th century. Creator: Unknown

Panel, England, 17th century. Creator: Unknown
Panel, England, 17th century. A mother and her children in a garden with animals and birds

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Altar Frontal, France, c. 1740. Creator: Unknown

Altar Frontal, France, c. 1740. Creator: Unknown
Altar Frontal, France, c. 1740

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Altar Frontal, France, 18th century. Creator: Unknown

Altar Frontal, France, 18th century. Creator: Unknown
Altar Frontal, France, 18th century

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Panel from a Skirt, Spitalfields, c. 1753 / 55. Creator: Unknown

Panel from a Skirt, Spitalfields, c. 1753 / 55. Creator: Unknown
Panel from a Skirt, Spitalfields, c. 1753/55

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Panel, England, c. 1719 / 20. Creator: Unknown

Panel, England, c. 1719 / 20. Creator: Unknown
Panel, England, c. 1719/20

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Fragment (From an Orphrey Band), England, 1400 / 50. Creator: Unknown

Fragment (From an Orphrey Band), England, 1400 / 50. Creator: Unknown
Fragment (From an Orphrey Band), England, 1400/50. Male and female figures wearing crowns. The man gives a blessing. An orphrey is a woven or embroidered band, used on priests albs and knights robes

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Fragment, England, 15th century. Creator: Unknown

Fragment, England, 15th century. Creator: Unknown
Fragment, England, 15th century. Winged figure worked in gold thread

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Burse Panel, England, 18th century. Creator: Unknown

Burse Panel, England, 18th century. Creator: Unknown
Burse Panel, England, 18th century. Coat of arms with lion and unicorn, worked in gold thread

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Sari, India, Late 19th century. Creator: Unknown

Sari, India, Late 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Sari, India, Late 19th century

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Hanging, Europe, 19th century. Creator: Unknown

Hanging, Europe, 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Hanging, Europe, 19th century

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Needlework Cover, India, 19th century. Creator: Unknown

Needlework Cover, India, 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Needlework Cover, India, 19th century

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Panel, India, 19th century. Creator: Unknown

Panel, India, 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Panel, India, 19th century

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Fragment (Sari), India, 19th century. Creator: Unknown

Fragment (Sari), India, 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Fragment (Sari), India, 19th century

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Mans Cap, England, 16th century. Creator: Unknown

Mans Cap, England, 16th century. Creator: Unknown
Mans Cap, England, 16th century

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Portiere, United States, 1901. Creator: Louis J. Millet

Portiere, United States, 1901. Creator: Louis J. Millet
Portiere, United States, 1901. Hanging curtain for a door or doorway, designed by George Washington Maher, possibly produced by Louis J. Millet

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Sari, India, 19th century. Creator: Unknown

Sari, India, 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Sari, India, 19th century

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Portiere, Chicago, 1880 / 1900. Creator: Unknown

Portiere, Chicago, 1880 / 1900. Creator: Unknown
Portiere, Chicago, 1880/1900. Hanging curtain for a door or doorway, designed by Anna G. Lyman

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Vestment Set, United States, about 1900. Creator: Unknown

Vestment Set, United States, about 1900. Creator: Unknown
Vestment Set, United States, about 1900

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Scarf, India, 19th century. Creator: Unknown

Scarf, India, 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Scarf, India, 19th century

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Medici Armorial, Italy, 1643 / 44. Creator: Unknown

Medici Armorial, Italy, 1643 / 44. Creator: Unknown
Medici Armorial, Italy, 1643/44. Woven at the Medici workshop under the direction of Pietro van Asselt, after a cartoon by Lorenzo Lippi

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Major-General Henry Dearborn, 1812. Creator: Gilbert Stuart

Major-General Henry Dearborn, 1812. Creator: Gilbert Stuart
Major-General Henry Dearborn, 1812

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Alexander Grant, 1770. Creator: Cosmo Alexander

Alexander Grant, 1770. Creator: Cosmo Alexander
Alexander Grant, 1770

Background imageGold Thread Collection: Zagu (Seating Mat), Japan, Edo period (1615-1868), 1775 / 1800. Creator: Unknown

Zagu (Seating Mat), Japan, Edo period (1615-1868), 1775 / 1800. Creator: Unknown
Zagu (Seating Mat), Japan, Edo period (1615-1868), 1775/1800



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"Unraveling the Golden Tapestry: A Journey through Time and Culture" Step into the world of opulence and craftsmanship as we explore the intricate beauty of gold thread. From a captivating portrait to exquisite court badges, this golden embellishment has left its mark throughout history. In Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy's "Portrait of a Woman, 1630, " gold thread adorns her attire, symbolizing wealth and status. The delicate embroidery captures the essence of an era where elegance reigned supreme. Traveling eastward, we encounter a Mans Court Badge from China's Qing dynasty. Crafted between 1880-1900, this badge showcases meticulous needlework using shimmering gold threads. It serves as a testament to Chinese artistry and imperial grandeur. Continuing our exploration in China, we discover the Buzi (Court Rank Badge) from 1825-1850. This stunning piece exemplifies traditional Chinese motifs intricately woven with golden threads – an embodiment of power and prestige within the Qing dynasty. Moving beyond clothing adornments, we encounter a model for an embroidered table screen or lampshade featuring floral patterns in gold thread. This masterpiece demonstrates how they are transform everyday objects into works of art that radiate elegance and sophistication. Venturing back in time to Sicily during the 13th century, we marvel at fabric adorned with gold threads on a purple ground from Manchester's Bock Collection. The combination creates an enchanting tapestry that reflects Sicilian craftsmanship at its finest. The allure extends beyond fabrics; it finds its way onto caskets depicting scenes from the Old Testament in England during 1668. These ornate creations serve as testaments to religious devotion intertwined with artistic mastery. Delving further into English history, we uncover treasures like cope dating back to 1490-1517—a garment resplendent with golden accents that were later restored—showcasing the enduring allure of gold thread.