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Brocade fragment

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Pale silk faded almost white, with a design of straight and zigzag bands of silver thread and bunches of flowers woven with pink, blue and green silk. Lined with faded pink silk and edged with narrow silver and gold lace.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

French, 18th century


Overall: 53.5 x 47 cm (21 1/16 x 18 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts