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Fragment (two pieces sewed together). Ground: dark neutral purple 5/1 satin. Design: undulating vines and flying pheasants woven with gold (gilded skin wound on linen) thread, and pink and cream silk, weft, tied by fine pink silk warp. (The pattern weft go from selvedge to selvedge). 3/1...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 14th century


30 x 31 cm (11 13/16 x 12 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and gilded membrane-wrapped linen threads; compound weave (lampas)


Textiles and Fashion Arts