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Waist for a figure of the Virgin

The ground is of light grayish blue satin, the design of a powder of conventional leaf and flower forms, is woven with silver and gold wire. The garment is made up of many small pieces of brocade and is trimmed with deep pink ribbon, silver braid and silver and black buttons.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 16th–17th century

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Medium or Technique

Satin brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts