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Piece of brocade

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Red satin ground, a design of large forms and composed of various fruits, flowers and leaves, is woven with light and dark blue, light and deep violet, green, white and yellow silk and gold thread. The gold thread was made by winding silk with thin strips of silver gilt.


Purchased by the donor of J. Pallotti

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales

French or Italian, Late 17th–18th century


Overall: 47 x 35.5 cm (18 1/2 x 14 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and gold-colored metallic wrapped brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts