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Piece of brocade

Probably Italian
Probably 17th–18th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 62 x 45 cm (24 7/16 x 17 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

93.857

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is of blue satin, with a design of conventional flowers, woven with the same color. This is divided into irregular spaces by bands of flowers of silver. In each space is a bunch of conventional flowers, woven with silver and gold. Much of the metal is worn off leaving the white and yellow silk foundation exposed.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection