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Piece of brocade

The ground is woven with violet silk and gold thread. The design of long conventional branches forming an ogival framework and enclosing bunches of lilies, a pelican feeding its young and a bishop's mitre and cross, is woven with yellow silk and outlined with dark red silk. The gold thread of...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian or Spanish, Probably 17th–18th century

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Textiles and Fashion Arts