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White silk woven with narrow strips of silver. The design of stems bearing flowers is woven with light and dark pink, light blue, green, and deep reddish violet silk, and gold cord. Much worn.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian or French, 17th(?)–18th century


Overall: 21.6 x 25.4 cm (8 1/2 x 10 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and gold-colored metalic wrapped on silk core brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts