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Brocade fragment

A white ground divided into stripes of waving bands and vines woven with white and light blue silk. Growing from, and crossing these bands are bunches of flowers woven with thin strips of silver, pink, red, white, brown and green silk.1


Gift of Charles Henry Parker,From the Estate of Alfred Greenough

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection

French, 18th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk and silver-colored metallic thread brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts