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Bluish green velvet woven with a large symmetrical design of conventionalized forms. A large part of this design which is a variation of the leaf and pomegranate design, was originally woven with metal thread, made of thin strips of metal wound on yellow silk. The metal has almost entirely...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian or Turkish, 16th–17th century


106.5 x 65.8 cm (41 15/16 x 25 7/8 in.)

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Silk cut voided velvet brocade, cotton, and silver colored metal strip wrapped on silk core


Textiles and Fashion Arts