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Fabric length

Ground: red cut silk pile. Design: arabesque-like leaves and conventional fruit forms, brocaded with gold thread (gilded silver wound on yellow silk). Weft: reddish orange silk.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian or Turkish, late 15th–early 16th century

Object Place

Turkey or Italy

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk velvet brocaded with gold-colored metallic thred wrapped on silk core


Textiles and Fashion Arts