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Piece of brocade

The ground is of green silk. The design of squares, from which spring conventional leaves and seed vessels, is woven with pale yellow and white silk. Much worn and faded.

Provenance

97.485 - 97.596 were 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 16th–17th century

Accession Number

97.578

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles