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Textile fragment

Corded pink silk ground with design of large conventional leaves and flowers is woven with silver and gold thread. The leaves are arranged in stripes and suggest acanthus leaves. Parts of them are woven so that they are only seen in certain lights.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Italian, 17th century

Object Place

Italy (probably)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk and gold-metallic threads


Textiles and Fashion Arts