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Piece of brocade

Yellow silk ground, the design of leaves and flowers is woven with red silk; at intervals are larger flowers and seed-vessels woven with yellow silk wound with thin strips of silvered gilt. Running through the whole materials are thin strips of much tarnished silver gilt. On one side is a...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, Late 16th–17th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts