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Piece of velvet

Dark red velvet ground in which are woven loops of gold thread; the design, of which only a small part shows, consists of a rope of conventional leaves enclosing a group of conventional flowers woven with yellow silk and gold thread; the gold thread is made by winding silk with silver gilt.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 15th–16th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts