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Velvet fragment embroidery

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Fragment of pinkish-red velvet on which are appliqued pieces of neutral violet and neutral yellow silk in a conventional scroll and flower design; the design, of which there are only portions, is outlined with couched gold thread. Made up of small pieces.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Spanish (?), 16th century


65 x 41 cm (25 9/16 x 16 1/8 in.) See Other Dimensions for b-e.

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet with silk applique and gold-colored metal wrapped on yellow silk core thread (couched) embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts