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White silk with little lines of herring bone design, at intervals are sprays of flowers woven with strong red, pink, yellow, green, black and blue silk. Sewed to the edge is a white silk gimp with loops of colored silk knotted in. From a dress belonging to Mrs. May, an ancestor of the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss E. E. P. Holland

English or French, 1730–52


Overall: 21.5 x 33.5 cm (8 7/16 x 13 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts