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Piece of velvet

The ground is of light blue silk brocade with stripes of yellow; on this is a powder of conventional plant forms, in the shape of diamonds, of pink cut and uncut velvet. The pink is much faded. The workmanship may possibly be much later in date than the design.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

16th–17th century(?)

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Textiles and Fashion Arts