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Cut and uncut voided velvet

Cut and uncut voided velvet; white satin ground (much soiled) with all-over repeat of highly stylized foliate forms combined with geometric motifs; design woven in cut and uncut pile in vertical stripes of purple, faded grayish-blue, white, bluish-green and brownish-green; pile worn away in a...

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Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Italian, 17th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts