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Piece of velvet

The ground is of yellow silk woven with narrow strips of silver gilt; the design of rows of two plume-like leaves growing from opposite sides of a small stem is of red cut and uncut velvet.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, 16th–17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts