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Piece of damask

The ground and design are both green. The latter is an adaptation of the design found in the Italian 15th century of leaf-like forms made of reversed curves and enclosing groups of conventional flowers. This design is more elaborate and some of the plant forms grow from crowns.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, Probably 16th century

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Textiles and Fashion Arts