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Culture:Italian (possibly)
Title:textile fragment
Date Made:1710-1725
Type:Bedding
Materials:textile: tan/pink plain weave silk; gold and silver embroidery; red and white supplementary weft-patterned (brocade)
Place Made:Italy; Venice (possibly)
Accession Number:  HD F.033
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Description:
Textile fragment, possibly furnishing material, featuring a dense, brocaded design of red silk and metallic embroidery. The textile, possibly woven in Venice, Italy, illustrates the mastery of Italian silk weaving in the early 18th century, which specialized in furnishing textiles.

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