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Piece of velvet

Ground: green cut silk pile. Design: small medallions and rosettes brocaded with tarnished gold thread (gilded silver wound on yellow silk). A line of red satin frames the larger medallions. Weft: reddish orange cotton.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Turkish, 16th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet, cotton, silk satin, and gold-colored metal strip wrapped on yellow silk core


Textiles and Fashion Arts