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Piece of velvet

Dull pink silk ground, on which are zig-zag lines of yellow silk woven as in brocade. The spaces between the lines are filled with heavy conventional flower forms of violet cut and uncut velvet.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, 16th–17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts