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The ground is woven with white silk, wound with thin strips of silver, and the large design of conventional leaves and flowers is woven with silver and gold thread, and dark red silk. A wide red satin out-line separates the figures from the background.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales

Italian, 17th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk with gold and silver metallic thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts