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Piece of brocade

The warp thread is of brown cotton; the weft thread of the ground is very light pink silk. The design which is partly brocade and partly satin consists of long twisting stems and leaves separating flowers, and branches of flowers, woven with fine and coarse pink, red, green, yellow and gray...

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Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Sarah Wyman Whitman

Italian or Spanish(?), Probably 18th century

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts