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Brocade fragment

Fragment; white silk taffeta ground (white shows only as a part of the design); background of design, heavy blue horizontal ribbing formed by extra blue silk warp; design of alternating serpentines, one a wide ribbon with a superimposed brocaded design of small-scale interlacing rose...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amy Pleadwell

French, 18th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade, frisé, taffeta


Textiles and Fashion Arts