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Two fragments

Ground: corded red silk (warp covers heavier weft). Design: parts of jars of flowers, birds, etc., woven with gold (gilded silver wound on yellow silk). Red and yellow selvedge along one side of each fragment.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

probably Italian, 17th century

Accession Number

30.658a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles