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Piece; white, slightly-ribbed background shot with silver; design brocaded in bright polychrome silks and gold metal yarn of separate floral motives arranged in horizontal rows turning alternately left and right; left selvedge present.


1953, gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Groton, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 12, 1953)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates

Spanish or Portuguese, 17th century

Object Place

Spain or Portugal


Overall: 45.7 x 45.7 cm (18 x 18 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts