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Piece of velvet

The ground of yellow silk was woven with stripes of metal which has almost entirely disappeared. The design of vase and plant forms, in an ogival frame-work is woven with cut and uncut yellow velvet. Very much worn.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 16th–17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts