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Piece of brocade

Woven with cotton and linen, dull brownish pink. The ground is of cotton; the design which is shown by the differerence in texture and weave, is of linen. Conventional leaf-like forms are places with open flowers so as to suggest an ovigal frame. In each ogee is a diamond form.


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

Italian, Probably 16th–17th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton, brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts