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Piece of velvet

The close design of a twisting stem, broken at intervals by large leaf-like fromes composed of conventional flowers, leaves, and plants is of violet velvet, the pile of which is of two heights, and gold thread made by winding yellow silk narrow strips of silver gilt. In places the velvet is...

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Purchased by the donor 4500 francs

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, Late 15th–16th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet with gold-colored metallic thread wrapped on silk core


Textiles and Fashion Arts