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Pale green-gray silk. Gauze weave, with pattern made by extra warps and wefts in fancy bindings. Longs, free warp floats on reverse. Shows a large onion-shaped motif with foliage issuing from the top. Narrow borders along sides and between repeats of pattern, showing quatrefoils on diaper...

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By 1952, F. & G. Staack, Camden, ME; purchased from Staack by the MFA [see note 1] (Accession date: June 12, 1952) NOTES: [1] Accession numbers 52.614 - 52.949 were purchased together as a group for $57.50.

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Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

French, Second or third quarter of 19th century

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24 x 27.4 cm (9 7/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk ribbon


Textiles and Fashion Arts