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Piece of brocade

Ground: cream white silk woven with all-over pattern of small triangles. Design: undulating bands of gold (gilded silver wound on yellow silk, and thin strips of gilded silver), crossed by undulating vines bearing flowers, woven with green, reddish violet, and pinkish red silk, gold thread,...

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Credit Line

Gift of H. A. Elsberg

French, 18th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk polychrome and gold-colored metallic thread brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts