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Piece of brocade

The ground of corded silk is woven with blue and green silk. The small part of the design which shows containing bunches of symmetrically arranged brocaded velvet flowers is woven with yellow, green, pink, violet, and white silk and silver cord.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

French or Italian, Late 17th century(?)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and silver-colored metallic wrapped on silk core thread brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts