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Silk damask with ground of white satin, weft patterned with design of long curving leaves, flowers and pomegranate-like forms woven with white, light blue, light green and light red silk, and gold thread supplementary wefts. Left side finish missing


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift to the MFA, September 1, 1896

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably French, late 17th–early 18th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk 4/1 satin damask (2) with supplementary continuous and discontinuous patterning wefts bound in 1/4 S-twill order on front with every 4th warp


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