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Piece of velvet

Light tan-colored silk ground; in this are the remains of narrow strips of tarnished metal; the design of angular undulating lines enclosing oval forms apparently meant for leaves is of cut and uncut velvet, of the same color as the ground.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, 16th–17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts