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Piece of brocade

The ground is of yellow silk and tarnished metal thread. The indistinct design of large diamond-shaped medallions, the irregular edges of which are made by S-shaped leaves and flowers, a conventional, symmetrical arrangement of branches of small flowers, and large palmette-like forms, is woven...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian,

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Medium or Technique

Brocade (brocatelle)


Textiles and Fashion Arts