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Piece of velvet

The ground and design are both deep cream color faded from dull pink. The ground is of silk; the design of hexagons enclosing anthemion-like forms is of cut and uncut velvet. Much worn.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 16th–17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts