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Violet ground, the design of an ogival framework made up of conventional plant forms and enclosing a vase(?) of wheat and flowers is woven with white silk and strips of silver gilt. Trimmed with gold gimp and fringe.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 16th?–17th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts