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The ground is of white silk. The design of bunches and branches of flowers arranged to give the effect of an undulating line, is woven with red, reddish violet, blue and green silk and silver. Trimmed with gold gimp and yellow and white fringe, and lined with heavy natural colored linen.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

French, 18th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts