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Piece of brocade

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Light blue damask ground. The design of conventional flowers is detailed in places with orange, pale yellow, violet, and white silk, and gold thread. These details suggest embroidery more than weaving.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, 17th century

Dimensions

Overall: 27.5 x 46.5 cm (10 13/16 x 18 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.503

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles