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Piece of velvet

The design of leaf-like forms borne on long stems, and enclosing groups of conventional flowers and leaves is of red velvet, and cloth of gold. The velvet and cloth of gold are woven in places with threads of looped gold. The metal thread is made by winding yellow silk with narrow strips of...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 15th–16th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts