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Orphrey fragment

The ground is of pink satin. The design of two wreaths of conventional flowers, filled with cherubs and groups of thistle-like flowers, is woven with violet, white and green silk and gold thread made by winding a linen thread with gilded gold beater's skin (Cyprian gold). On two sides are...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 15th–16th century

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Silk satin patterned with silk and metallic threads


Textiles and Fashion Arts