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Fragment of brocade

Fragment, irregular shape. Pale gray-blue ground, patterned with white, pink and plum silks, and brocaded with palin and frisé, silver yarns. Complex "lace" pattern, strictly symmetrical, showing conventionalized blossoms, buds, pods, pointed leaves and pineapple-like forms. Complete selvedge...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

French, Late 17th–early 18th century

Object Place

France

Accession Number

58.1392

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles