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Piece of brocade

The ground and slightly raised pattern are of red silk, in the worn places the natural-colored linen (?) warp and weft show. The large symmetrical design is made up of composite flower and fruit forms. Much worn.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 17th–18th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts