Velvet

Italian
late 15th–early 16th century


Dimensions

238 x 56 cm (93 11/16 x 22 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.161

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet cut and voided with gold-colored wrapped metal thread

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is woven with yellow silk and gold thread. The design of large leaf-forms outlined with smaller flower forms filled with a conventional bunch of flowers, connected by long stems, is of yellow silk, gold thread and deep pinkish red velvet. Much worn.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection