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unpatterned blue silk field. Border bears repeating stylized floral motifs in polychrome floss silk yarns on a silk buratto ground. Outer guard band of blue silk. Condition fair, worn yarns, stains, some small holes and patches.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Spanish (W. Mediterranean), 17th–18th century

Object Place

W. Mediterranean, Spain

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk embroidery on silk buratto ground, silk plain weave, and silk woven looped fringe


Textiles and Fashion Arts