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Piece of brocade

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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.

Provenance

Purchased by the donor of J. Pallotti

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales

French or Italian, Late 17th–18th century

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

85.380a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles