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Deep purple silk ground, on which are woven with silver and gold thread, small sprays of flowers. Narrow strips of silver gilt are wound around red silk to make gold thread. Sewed onto this are three crosses of gold gimp. Similiar gimp finishes the two sides, and across the ends are fringes...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, Probably 17th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts