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Brocade fragment

Ground: neutral violet corded silk. Design: scrolling flowering vine with birds and cupids woven with deep cream color, reddish violet, neutral orange, yellow, green, and blue silk. Two pieces sewed together.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mabel Priscilla Cook

Italian, 17th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts