Medium: silk, metallic thread Technique: cut supplementary warp pile (velvet) | 16th century

Unknown Maker

Small irregular-shaped pattern of red cut velvet on a gold metallic cloth ground. Design of large-scale pomegranate pattern.

Credit: Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
Object: 1921-22-12

Image and text © Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2020
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