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Piece of damask

Red satin ground. The design consists of two fruit forms and a leaf arranged like a fleur-de-lis, and various separate plant forms. Both the ground and the design are woven with red silk, the difference being shown by the contrast of weaves.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, Late 16th(?)–17th century

Accession Number

93.550

Medium or Technique

Damask

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles