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Piece of brocade

Probably Italian


Dimensions

Height x width: 46 x 23 cm (18 1/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.554

Medium or Technique

Brocade (brocatelle)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is of yellow silk and tarnished metal thread. The indistinct design of large diamond-shaped medallions, the irregular edges of which are made by S-shaped leaves and flowers, a conventional, symmetrical arrangement of branches of small flowers, and large palmette-like forms, is woven with white and faded pink silk and metal thread. Much worn so that it is very difficult to see the design.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection