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Piece of velvet

The ground is yellow, enriched with gold thread. The pattern is yellow and blue green, a large fruit device with radiating leaves and blossoms. Pieced. Much worn and dirty.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Sarah Wyman Whitman

Italian, 15th–16th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet with gold-colored metal wrapped on silk core


Textiles and Fashion Arts