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Brocade fragment

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The ground is woven with red silk with a satin surface. The weft is jute, or some similar fiber. The design of a large flower with smaller leaves and flowers is woven with the yellow silk warp ribbed by the heavy weft and thin strips of metal which form part of the weft.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 17th century


Overall: 16 x 52 cm (6 5/16 x 20 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts