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Piece of damask

Deep yellow silk, the ground is corded, the design is of satin, and consists of large acanthus-like leaves enclosing floral forms forms made up of acanthus leaves, fruit forms and flowers. The pattern is a drop repeat. The filling is of a stiff light brownish fibre.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, Late 17th–18th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Damask


Textiles and Fashion Arts