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Brocade fragment

Piec, made up of two fragments sewed together; ground fabric of soft yellow silk taffeta with vertical stripes of white each with two narrow purple stripes; originally shot with silver (most of silver now worn away); over white and purple stripes, a small-scale serpentine of cinquefoils,...

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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