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Piece of velvet

Red silk ground with a large design of Arabic leaves, medallions, and other forms, detailed with flowers, leaves and spots, and with tarnished metal thread, blue silk and green velvet. This piece is very much worn, but probably when new had a green velvet ground. Green fringe sewed on one side....

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Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer

Turkish or Persian, 16th(?)–17th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet, silk, silver colored metal strip wrapped on silk core, and silk fringe


Textiles and Fashion Arts