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Piece of brocade

The ground is of pink satin. The design of long leaves forming ogees and conventional forms, is woven with yellow silk and silver thread. The silver thread is used to intensify the pink ground around the pattern, and gives the effect of a shadow.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, 16th–17th century

Accession Number

96.645

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles