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Fragment (From an Orphrey Band), 15th century

Silk, gold, and silver gilt strips wound around silk fiber core and gold wire, integrated compound-weave of warp-float faced satin weave and twill weave with supplementary patterning and brocading wefts forming weft loops
35.8 x 25 cm (14 1/8 x 9 7/8 in.)

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson through the Antiquarian Society, 1895.618

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