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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.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Spanish (?), 16th century

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

22.34a-e

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles