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End of a stole

The satin ground, and the design of branches of flowers and leaves, of cut and uncut velvet are both deep red. On each side of the velvet are triangles of a grayish blue brocade. Edged with gold gimp, and with a cross of the same material sewed on to it.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales

Italian, 16th–17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Satin Velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts