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Irregularly-shaped fragments, now stitched together to create full width; red silk satin ground figured in plain weave, brocaded with large scale design of conventionalized fruit including pineapples, palms, and a group of fans (?) in an ornamental receptacle; brocaded with gold and silver metal...

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Miss Gertrude Townsend; gift to the MFA, September 15, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

Italian (possibly Venice), early 18th century

Object Place

Venice, Italy


82.3 cm (32 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk damask (7/1 satin and plain weave) brocaded with silk and gilt-metallic thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts