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Textile fragment

Textile fragment with arabesques enclosing open flowers and scrolls bearing an Arabic inscription and large symmetrical, conventionalized groups of flowers and lice, woven with white silk and gold thread. The gold thread was made by winding white silk with narrow strips of gilded gold-beater's...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

possibly Spanish, second half 14th century

Object Place

Spain or Italy

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk and gold-metallic thread; brocaded lampas


Textiles and Fashion Arts