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Piece of brocade

Ground, green silk woven with thin strips of silver; across this are zig-zag lines of dull red silk and conventional flowers of dull red and blue silk and yellow silk sparsely wound with silver gilt. On each edge is a selvedge of white linen and green and light red silk.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, Possibly late 16th–probably 17th century

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Textiles and Fashion Arts