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Piece of brocade

The ground is of yellow silk. The design of an ogival frame work enclosing composite flower forms is of pink satin. Pieces of this type are called "Italian perhaps Milanese work about 1560" by Alan S. Cole in Ornament in European Silks. London 1899, pp.108 and 109 figs. 88 and 89. "Spanish...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian or Spanish, Middle to end of 16th century

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Medium or Technique

Brocade (brocatelle)


Textiles and Fashion Arts