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Piece of velvet

Ground yellow silk woven with thin strips of silver gilt, on this is a design of symmetrical forms of two S-shaped branches and leaves, joined with a band from the middle of which grown a leaf, with deeply serrated margins. Of green cut and uncut velvet. Pieced.

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Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales

Italian, 16th–17th century

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Textiles and Fashion Arts