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Piece of velvet

Ground: red cut silk pile. Design: discs divided to suggest two crescents enclosing a rosette, surrounded by pointed leaves detailed with flowers, originally brocaded with tarnished metal thread (metal wound on neutral yellow silk), now almost entirely worn off. Weft: cream colored cotton.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Turkish, 16th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet, cotton and silver colored metal strip wrapped thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts