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Piece of velvet

The ground is of reddish plum-colored uncut velvet; the design of curving branches bearing leaves and flowers in profile, and diamonds separated by conventional forms is of cut and uncut velvet of the same color as the ground. Much worn and pieced.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, 16th–17th century

Accession Number

96.87

Medium or Technique

Velvet

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles