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Piece of brocade

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White silk ground. The design of an ogival frame work, composed of large leaves, connected by forms detailed by squares and triangles, and enclosing graceful vases filled with carnations and other flowers, is of white silk and dark red satin.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian or Spanish, 16th?–17th century


67 x 54.3 cm (26 3/8 x 21 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton brocade (brocatelle)


Textiles and Fashion Arts