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Pale blue corded silk ground, on which are waving bands and bunches of flowers, woven with narrow strips of metal, pink, white, green, black and red silk, and gold thread. Pieced.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

French, 18th century


Overall: 67.5 x 17.5 cm (26 9/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and polychrome plied yarn twisted on polychrome silk core with silver-colored metallic wrapped on silk core thread (Ondée) and silver-colored flat strip metal brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts