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Piece of velvet

Turkish
16th century


Dimensions

74.5 x 65 cm (29 5/16 x 25 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.984

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet, cotton and silver colored metal strip wrapped thread

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: red cut silk pile. Design: discs divided to suggest two crescents enclosing a rosette, surrounded by pointed leaves detailed with flowers, originally brocaded with tarnished metal thread (metal wound on neutral yellow silk), now almost entirely worn off. Weft: cream colored cotton.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection