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Fragment cut diagonally

Ground: loosely woven pinkish red satin with remains of strips of silver (weft). Design: irregular conventionalized flowers woven with gold (gilded silver wound on yellow silk) and an effect of foliage formed by ground weft. White and green selvedge across one end.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

possibly Italian, 17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts