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Piece of velvet

White silk ground with a powder of symmetrical conventional plant forms in red cut, and uncut velvet. Edged with yellow gimp woven with strips of gilt and white thread sparsely wound with such tarnished silver.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 16th–17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts