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Piece of velvet

Soft dull yellow silk ground; on this is a powder of forms made up of four lines of blue velvet; if these spots were put together more closely it would give the effect of an all-over inter-lacing design.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, 16th–17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts