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Piece of brocade

White silk ground. The design of long, conventional leaves and rosette-like flowers, forming an ogival framework and enclosing symmetrically arranged flowers in profile, is woven with yellow, green, blue, white, red and pink silk, and narrow strips of silver. Similar to 93.635.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, Late 16th–17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Brocade (brocatelle)


Textiles and Fashion Arts