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Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.


Valance. Central band of recurved acanthus leaves, appliqued yellow shot silk highlighted with laid metallic and green floss silk yarns, with various naturalistic blossoms in polychrome floss silk yarns. Bordered above and below by similar designs. Ground of creamcolored ribbed silk. Most metal...

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Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Italian or Spanish, 17th–18th century

Object Place

Italy or Spain

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts