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Insertion fragment

Insertion fragment, probably from furnishing fabric made of brown gauze weave embroidered with designs of flowers and acorn like motives, in yellow and green silk and white cotton. This fragment was attached to a piece of cloth, evidence of it on one border. The designs are arranged diagonally.


Julius von Kahn Albest; Purchased by Denman Waldo Ross; Gift to the MFA, December 7, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 17th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk gauze weave embroidered with silk and linen thread with weaving stitch (Buratto)


Textiles and Fashion Arts