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The ground is of greenish white damask. On this is a design of undulating stems bearing flowers and leaves, woven pink, reddish violet, green and yellow silk. The orphreys are made up of many fragments of white brocade, the design of which consists of conventional, symmetrical flower froms...

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Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Sarah Wyman Whitman

Probably Italian, 17th–18th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts