Velvet Fragment with Bird and Flower Design

Silk; cut and voided velvet, with continuous floats of flat metal thread | 54.5in | Second half 16th century

Unknown Artist

Among the finest examples of silk velvet in the collection, this fragment is one of a small group of surviving textiles sharing a similar weave structure. While much of this piece appears today as beige, originally the colorful and intricate design f...
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