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Piece of velvet

Violet gray velvet. The design of large leaf-like forms, made up of reversed curves and enclosing symmetrical bunches of conventional flowers, is shown by the contrast in weaves. Much pieced.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 15th–16th century

Accession Number

04.133

Medium or Technique

Velvet

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles