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Ground red satin; the design of conventional buds, leaves, flowers, vases, birds and dogs, is woven with bright yellow, green and white silk. Made in Persia or Turkey, for the Italian market or in Italy, from an Oriental design. The freshness of the color and the texture suggests the...

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Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales

Italian or Oriental, Design late 16th century


Height x width: 42 x 27 cm (16 9/16 x 10 5/8 in.)

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Textiles and Fashion Arts