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Piece of brocade

The ground is woven with white linen and narrow strips of silver gilt. The design of rows of conventional symmetrical flower forms, is woven with white and blue cotton.


Acquired by the donor by exchange with the Pratt Institute of Brooklyn, N.Y.,From the Collection bought by them of Salvadore & Son of Florence, Italy, in 1897.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, Possibly 17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton, brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts