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Piece of velvet

Red satin ground; on this is a conventional form probably suggested by a pine-apple, woven with green velvet and gold thread. The metal thread is made by winding yellow silk with narrow strips of silver gilt.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 15th–16th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts