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Piece of brocade

Italian
16th–17th century


Dimensions

Height x width (a): 30.5 x 15.5 cm (12 x 6 1/8 in.) Height x width (b): 10 1/4 x 6 in. (26 x 15.2 cm)

Accession Number

96.580a-b

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is woven with bluish violet silk and silver wire. The design of sprays of leaves, seed vessels and flowers in profile, is woven with white, pink and green silk and silver and gold thread, and is outlined with bluish violet silk. The stem of one branch runs through the middle of a large leaf.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection