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Ground red satin; the design of forms composed of flowers, leaves, etc., is woven with green, blue, pink, yellow and white silk, and gold thread, which was made by winding yellow 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 (a): 57.2 x 19.1 cm (22 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.) Other (Object B): 8.9 x 30.5 cm (3 1/2 x 12 in.)

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Silk with gold-colored metallic thread wrapped on silk core brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts