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Piece of velvet

Red. The design of leaf-like forms made up of reversed curves and enclosing conventional, symmetrical bunches of flowers and seed vessels, is shown by the contrast of the satin and velvet weaves. Much worn. Pieces of plain red velvet were ripped off with Dr. Ross' consent.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 15th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts