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Piece of brocade

This piece is ascribed to many countries. The design originated in the East, but may have been adapted and used by the Italians. Green silk ground; design, of birds, animals and palmettes woven with linen thread wound with thin strips of gilded parchment. Cut in halves. For further...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

13th–14th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts