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Piece of brocade

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Red corded silk ground. On this are rows of conventional plant forms and single flowers in profile arranged to suggest the palm or cone design of the East, and woven with gold thread. Much worn and pieced.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian(?), 17th century


74 x 20 cm (29 1/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and gold-colored metallic thread brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts