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Silk fragment

The pink silk surface of the background is almost entirely worn away, leaving exposed the brownish linen warp threads. The design which consists of an ogival framework enclosing pairs of parrots, back to back, and conventional plant forn, is woven with linen thread wound with much tarnished...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 13th century design, execution possibly later

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Medium or Technique

Samit; silk and metallic thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts