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Insertion fragment

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Insertion fragment, probably from a furnishing fabric, of redish brown gauze weave embroidered with undyed linen. The design of branches of leaves are arranged diagonally.

Provenance

Julius von Kahn Albest; Purchased by Denman Waldo Ross; Gift to the MFA, December 7, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Possibly Italian, 17th–19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 44.5 cm (5 7/8 x 17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.2883

Medium or Technique

Silk; gauze weave embroidered with linen thread with weaving stitch (Buratto)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles