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Insertion fragment

Insertion fragment embroidered with a serpentine design. The design is outlined by a thicker white thread. There is a stylized tree of life design at the center of each scroll.


Denman Waldo Ross collection; Gift to the MFA, August 8, 1907

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 17th–19th century

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts