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Piece of brocade

Violet satin ground. The conventional floral forms and leaves form an ogival framework, which encloses branches of conventional flowers and wheat, arranged symmetrically. The design is woven with pale yellow and white silk, and narrow strips of silver gilt. Only a small part of the pattern...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, Probably 17th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts