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Piece of brocade

The ground is of yellow silk. The design of symmetrical composite flower forms, enclosed by curving lines, is of white satin. Pieces of this type are called "Italian - perhaps of Milanese make about 1560". By Alan S. Cole in Ornament in European Silks. London 1899, pp. 108 and 108, figs. 88...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian or Spanish, Middle to end of 16th century

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Textiles and Fashion Arts