"Uncut velvet, 
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."

Moda a Firenze 1540 - 1580, Roberta Orsi Landini and Bruna Niccoli, Edizioni Polistampa, Florence, 2005




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