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Velvet chasuble, part

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Crimson velvet with a design of palmettes growing from undulating stems. The palmettes are cream-white velvet, but the stems and leaves, green velvet, and small rosettes powdered on the surface and the middle of the palmettes are tarnished silver brocade which is woven with yellow silk wound...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian (Lucca?), 15th century


104.5 x 22 cm (41 1/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet with gold-colored metallic thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts