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Red silk damask, satin ground patterned in plain weave; brocaded with silver wire wound on a silk core, silver frisé yarn and chartruese and pink silk. Symmetrical pattern of palmettes, leaves and flowers in small scale, connected by thin wavy stems. Selvedge on both sides of eight cords. Edge...

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Provenance

Amy Pleadwell; purchased by MFA, April 14, 1949.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund

possibly Italian, late 17th century

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

47.6 x 52.5 cm (18 3/4 x 20 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.317

Medium or Technique

Silk satin and plain weave damask patterned with supplementary continuous patterning wefts of silk and metallic thread

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles