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Piece of damask

The ground is of red satin. The design of sprays of acanthus-like leaves and conventional flowers, arranged close together and interlocking, is woven with red and white silk, which gives the effect of a lighter shade of red. Much pieced.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, Probably 17th century

Accession Number

93.562

Medium or Technique

Damask

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles