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Piece of brocade

Yellow silk ground. The design of an ogival frame work composed of large leaves, etc. and enclosing a composite conventional flower form is of red satin. Pieced. Pieces of this type are called "Italian perhaps of Milanese make about 1560" by Alan S. Cole, in Ornament in European Silks. London...

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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