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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Textile, 17th century

type: textile

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a) Two broad vertical strips, one gray and one red, each with an all-over pattern of small gold palmettes. The two areas are separated by a narrow orange stripe with a floral serpentine brocaded in polychrome silks and metal thread. b) Red ground with gold palmettes, with a portion of the brocaded floral band sewn to one side. Composed of four pieces sewn together, with metal fringe at the bottom.