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Piece of velvet

Deep green; the design of a vase from which spring stems bearing heart-shaped leaves detailed with blocks, and enclosing a conventional plant form suggesting a cone, is made by pressing down parts of the velvet. This piece was half of a chasuble, and was formerly joined with a piece of gimp. ...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 16th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet embossed


Textiles and Fashion Arts