Piece of velvet
74.5 x 65 cm (29 5/16 x 25 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk velvet, cotton and silver colored metal strip wrapped thread
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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.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection