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Appliquéd border fragment

Fragment of a border. The ground is of red velvet. The design is in places of yellow silk and in other places of red velvet. The design consists of heart-shaped forms placed one above the other and encloses symmetrical groups of conventional leaves. Outlined with gold cord.

Credit Line

Gift of James William Paige

Italian, Probably 16th–17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts