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White satin ground powdered with a design of graceful conventional flower sprays. Woven with red cut and uncut velvet. Edged with worn and tarnished silver gilt and lined with red silk.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 16th–17th century


64 x 49 cm (25 3/16 x 19 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet cut and uncut, silver colored metallic thread, and silk lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts