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Piece of brocade

The ground is corded red silk. On one side is a narrow band of looped lines arranged in imitation of lace. On the main field are rows of rampant lions and deer and conventional bunches of flowers. At the foot of the alternate bunches stands a cupid. The design is woven with tarnished metal thread.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Possibly Spanish or Italian, 18th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk and silver-colored metaalic thread brocaded


Textiles and Fashion Arts