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Piece of damask

The design of leaves and medallions made up of reversed curves and suggesting the leaf-like motive of the Italian 15th century velvets, is woven with red and deep yellow silk. Green and yellow selvedges.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 16th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Damask


Textiles and Fashion Arts