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Piece of brocade

The ground is of white silk woven with narrow strips of silver. The design of interlocking leaves and crowns, forming an ogival framework and enclosing bunch s of symmetrical conventional flower, is woven with blue, green, yellow, violet, pink, and red silk.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, Late 16th–17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Brocade (brocatelle)


Textiles and Fashion Arts