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Liturgical belt

Obverse, Greek inscriptions alternating with a stylized cross on a mound surrounded by sequins, embroidered in polychrome silk yarns on a red silk ground. Reverse, woven lining with a repeating star of David and paired cartouches with the Greek inscription "Holy City Jerusalem . . . A.D. 17 -...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Palestinian, 18th century

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Silk gross grain ribbon with silk, and metallic thread and spangels embroidery, silk and gold-colored metallic wrapped woven trim, silver colored metal, mother-of-pearl carved and painted, and silk and cotton figure woven band backing


Textiles and Fashion Arts