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Piece of brocade

Green silk ground woven with thin strips of silver. This is broken by a powder of irregular shaped spots much cut up; woven with white and light brown silk and pale yellow silk wound with thin strips of silver. Very similar to 85.374 (T.519). Slashed at regular intervals. Much pieced.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 16th–17th century

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Textiles and Fashion Arts