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Piece of brocade

Italian
16th–17th century


Dimensions

80 x 111 cm (31 1/2 x 43 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.11 x .80 not including lace

Accession Number

28.108

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: neutral violet corded silk. Design: undulating vines with conventional flowers and leaves, almost covering surface, woven with yellow silk, and thin strips of tarnished silver. Made up of small pieces sewed together with tarnished gold lace.

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates