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Piece of brocade (one of two)

Violet cannelé simpleté gorund. Brocaded pattern shows a pair of undulating stripes composed of sprays of white feathers and small flowers. Between these, at regular intervals, are bouquets of pink roses and small green blossoms. Several weaving mistakes or breaks in sequence in pattern of a)....

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot

Russian, 18th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk and metal brocade, cannelé simpleté


Textiles and Fashion Arts