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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Fragment, 16th century

type: Fragment

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White silk warp. Wefts used together, of white, red, yellow, blue, green and pink silks and flat strips of silver. Background white with incomplete design of ogives formed by a large leaves with crowns at intersections, each ogive enclosing an urn with flowers. Clear colors appear only in narrow outlines of design where extra wefts are floated out. In rest of fabric white warps appear over mixed wefts thus dulling colors.