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Piece of brocade

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White silk ground partially covered with waving ribbons and small flowers woven with white silk, on this are large bunches of flowers, woven with green, deep violet, salmon pink, brown, and light blue, yellow, and white silk, and white cord. Much worn and stained.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

French, 18th century


Overall: 22 x 46.5 cm (8 11/16 x 18 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and plied yarn twisted on silk core (Ondée) brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts