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Piece of brocade

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The ground is woven with narrow strips of silver; on this are waving bands woven with silver thread and violet silk and cord, and silver spangles, from which spring bunches of brocade and velvet flowers, woven with pink, red, white, green, and yellow silk and gold thread and narrow strips of metal.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

French, 18th century


Overall: 24 x 24 cm (9 7/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts