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Piece of brocade

Violet satin ground; the design of long acanthus-like leaves forming an ogival framework and enclosing conventional flower forms, is woven with yellow and white silk, and narrow strips ofsilver gilt. The white silk is used to indicate and detail parts of the design. Trimmed with two kinds of...

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Bequest of James William Paige

Italian, 16th–17th century

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Textiles and Fashion Arts