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Piece of brocade

The design consists of zig-zag green silk lines separating zig-zag lines of close ornament and is woven with yellow silk wound with gilded gold beater's skin and green silk.' The design of the decorative bands consists of running animals and conventional flower forms.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, Possibly 13th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts