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Cushion cover

Ground: red cut silk pile. Design: carnations in profile brocaded with tarnished metal (metal wound on white silk) outlined with yellowish-green silk pile. At each end a border of small pointed niches enclosing rosebuds. Weft: white cotton. Very much like 77.268.

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer

Turkish, 16th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet, cotton and silver colored metal strip wrapped on silk core


Textiles and Fashion Arts