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Piece of velvet

The ground is of yellow silk; the design of symmetrical conventional forms separated by oblongs with cleft ends is of red cut and uncut velvet. The pile of part of the cut velvet is long and tuft-like.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Possibly Italian, Late 16th–17th century

Accession Number

96.80

Medium or Technique

Velvet

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles