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Piece of brocade

Deep reddish violet silk ground on which is a design of conventional leaves arranged to suggest a diamond and enclosing a symmetrical conventional plant form. The design is woven with gold and silver thread made by winding white and yellow thread with narrow strips of silver and silver gilt. ...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, 16th(?)–17th century

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Textiles and Fashion Arts