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Piece of velvet

Red satin ground; on this is a design of large leaf-like forms and stems of red velvet detailed by groups of fruit and flowers woven with gold thread. The gold thread is made by winding yellow silk with narrow strips of silver gilt. Pieced.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 15th century

Accession Number

96.70

Medium or Technique

Velvet

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles