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Piece of brocade

Ground: neutral violet corded silk. Design: undulating vines with conventional flowers and leaves, almost covering surface, woven with yellow silk, and thin strips of tarnished silver. Made up of small pieces sewed together with tarnished gold lace.

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates

Italian, 16th–17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts