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Velvet with design of large leaf forms

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The design of large leaf forms. Enclosing clusters of fruit, growing from an undulating stem, is woven with deep blue velvet and gold thread (yellow silk wound with silver gilt). A secondary stem bearing fruit, flowers and leaves can be distinguished against the background which is woven with...

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Italian, 15th century


193 x 57 cm (76 x 22 7/16 in.)

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Silk velvet brocade with gold-colored metal thread wrapped on silk core, and linen lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts