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Length of furnishing fabric

Red velvet length of furnishing fabric with design of carnations in profile brocaded with tarnished metal thread (metal wound on white and neutral yellow silk) outlined with light blue cut silk pile. White cotton weft.

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer

Turkish, Ottoman, late 16th–early 17th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk cut voided velvet brocade with silver colored metal wrapped on silk core


Textiles and Fashion Arts