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Piece of brocade

Ground is of white and red silk. The design of an ogival frame work composed of large leaves connected by crowns and enclosing a vase of symmetrical conventional flowers, is of yellow silk and red satin. The drawing is very angular. Pieced.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian or Spanish, 16th–17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Brocade (brocatelle)


Textiles and Fashion Arts