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Piece of velvet

Black silk ground, once shot with silver which has almost completely disappeared. The design of small angular branches with leaves and flowers, is woven of black cut and uncut 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