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Piece of velvet

The ground is woven with deep yellow silk and narrow strips of silver gilt; on this are obliquely placed branches from which grow stems that curve backward and bear two dentated leaves and a trefoil. The design is of violet cut and uncut velvet.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 16th–17th century

Accession Number

17.1397

Medium or Technique

Velvet

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles