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Violet and cloth of gold enriched by gold pile, applied gold thread, and chain stitch outline, and violet silk; the design is of an elaborate floriated fruit device in an ogival frame-work of scrolls.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Spanish?, Probably 16th century


76 x 50 cm (29 15/16 x 19 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and metal brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts