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Piece of velvet

The ground is of deep violet silk; the design of very irregular oblong forms and hexagons is of cut and uncut velvet of the same color as the ground. The pile of the cut velvet in the hexagons is very long.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, Late 16th–17th century

Accession Number

93.420

Medium or Technique

Velvet

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles