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Three pieces of velvet

Ground: red cut silk pile. Design: "tiger stripes" and discs in groups of three, brocaded with tarnished metal thread (metal wound on yellow silk). Discs detailed with smaller discs of red cut silk pile. Weft: yellow silk.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Turkish, 16th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts