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Piece of velvet

Yellow silk ground woven with narrow strips of silver gilt on which is a design of short stems bearing each a leaf and a large bud form of violet and pink cut and uncut velvet. Much worn.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, 16th–17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts