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Piece of velvet

The ground is of violet uncut velvet; the design of branches of leaves, and seed vessels turning both up and down, and bars edged with diamonds, set obliquely, is of cut velvet of the same color as the ground. The plain silk foundation is left in place.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, 16th–17th century

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Textiles and Fashion Arts