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Piece of brocade

Yellow silk ground, in which are woven thin strips of silver gilt, on this is a design of rows of flowers and rows of buds (?) or seed-vessels. Woven with pink, white, blue, and bright green silk. On one side is a narrow selvedge of heavy linen and silk. Much worn.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 16th–17th century

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Textiles and Fashion Arts