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Piece of brocade

Dark red silk ground on which is woven with deep pinkish silk and narrow strips of tarnished silver a close design of hexagons and irregular forms.

Credit Line

Sarah Elizabeth Simpson Fund

Probably Italian, Late 16th–17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts