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Piece of velvet

Deep yellow silk ground; the design of forms possibly derived from leaves, set obliquely and separated by hexagons, is of pale violet cut and uncut velvet faded in most places to blue.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, 16th–17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts