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White satin, on which is drawn the design of a vase and flowers. Part of the border has been worked with spirals of wire, wound with light and dark blue, dark red, violet, pink, light and dark green, yellow and brown silk. On two sides is a green selvedge, into which is woven three threads of...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Susan A. Grout of Uxbridge, Mass.

English, Late 17th–early 18th century

Dimensions

54 x 57 cm (21 1/4 x 22 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.531

Medium or Technique

Silk satin with spiral of polychrome wire (couched) embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles