second half of sixteenth century, Florence
Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio.
The uncut velvet, produced by inserting wires underneath the pile while
weaving, was frequently used for collars and visible linings. In this
exemplar, the ground is illuminated by threads of silver wire."
a Firenze 1540 - 1580, Roberta Orsi Landini and Bruna
Niccoli, Edizioni Polistampa, Florence, 2005