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Ground woven with white silk and thin strips of silver; gold flowers and sprays outline diamonds, in which are lobed circular medallions containing bunches of roses of bright pink, red, green, white and light and dark violet silk. The gold thread is made of winding yellow silk with silver gilt. ...

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Provenance

Purchased by the donor of J. Pallotti

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales

Italian or French, 17th–18th century

Dimensions

19 x 16.5 cm (7 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

85.386

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles