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Brocade fragment

Piece; light blue taffeta ground; design of lace-edged ombré ribbon serpentines with floral sprays springing alternately left and right; design in part woven with extra white silk weft and in part brocaded with pink and green silks and pink frisé silk; several cracks and stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amy Pleadwell

French, 1725–75

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade, taffeta, woven, ombré


Textiles and Fashion Arts