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Piece of brocade

The ground is woven with white silk and narrow strips of silver. The design of sprays of flowers and leaves set close together to give an all-over effect, is woven with long threads of light brown and white silk, and narrow strips of silver. Much worn.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Possibly Italian, Possibly 17th century

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Textiles and Fashion Arts