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Piece of damask

The ground and the design are both of deep blue silk. The design consists of an ogival framework made up of checked bands which are crossed by four sprays of flowers and leaves. In each ogee is a group of flowers and seed vessels arranged symetrically and bound together in the middle. Pieced.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, Late 16th–17th century

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Textiles and Fashion Arts