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The bright corded ground is divided into diamonds by dentated lines; on this is a small part of a design of flowers, woven with violet, green, yellow, pink, white,and blue silk, gold thread, and narrow strips of silver and....

Credit Line

Bequest of James William Paige

Probably 18th century


Overall: 29.2 x 31.1 cm (11 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and gold-colored flat strip metal and gold-colored metallic wrapped on silk core thread brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts