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Light blue damask; a design of conventional scrolls, leaves and fruit, woven also of light blue. On this are brocaded sprays of flowers, of pink and greenish yellow silk and gold and silver thread. The metal thread was made by winding silk with thin strips of silver, or silver gilt. Pieced.


Collection of Mrs. George W. Wales; gift to the MFA, December 24, 1885.

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Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales

European, early 18th century


Overall: 68 x 19.3 cm (26 3/4 x 7 5/8 in.) Other (overall unstitched to strainer): 75cm (29 1/2in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin damask ground brocaded with silk and gilt-metal wrapped thread bound in 1/4 twill order on front


Textiles and Fashion Arts