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Piece of velvet

The ground of deep yellow silk woven with narrow strips of tarnished metal is faded to a light soft brown; the design, an ogival frame-work detailed with triangles enclosing conventional symmetrical plant forms is of pink cut and uncut velvet faded to about the same color as the ground. Pieced.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, 16th–17th century

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Textiles and Fashion Arts