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Panel of velvet

Velvet (plush, or Pan). Warp, ground: silver wrapped around a blue silk core, bound in a 6:1 satin. Weft, pile: medium blue silk. Weft: dark blue silk, tightly spun. Large stylized palmette motif of blue silk plush voided velvet on silver ground. The suppleness of the fabric is created by the...

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Credit Line

Benajmin Pierce Cheney Donation

French (Lyon), 1920–30

Object Place

Lyon, France

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Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts