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Spanish 17th Century Silk Velvet Runner with Gold and Silver Metal Embroidery

An early to mid 17th century Spanish or Italian vestment runner of silk, gold and silver thread embroidery with small metal paillettes, a forerunner to sequins, throughout, edged with its original woven thick metal trim. The embroidery section has a join right in the middle indicating that these were two separate pieces from one item,

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