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Brocaded in tinsel, silver wire wound on a silk core, frisé silver yarn and polychrome silks on a rose colored figured silk ground. In the center, a wavy ribbon-like motif with large floral sprays in silver and silks slanting alternately to right and left. On each side, a zig-zag border in...

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Special Textile Fund

French, 1725–75

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101.1 x 28 cm (39 13/16 x 11 in.)

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Silk brocade with silver colored metal strip wrapped on silk core and silver colored flat metal strips


Textiles and Fashion Arts