Vemeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring has similar ribbons in her hair. This ribbon would have been woven in Lyons or Paris.
Tied in a bow, the silk brocade ribbon woven with apricot and green flowers, alternating with stripes of silver filé and silver strips
Width of ribbon 1 1/2 in; 4 cm
Width of tied ribbon 9 1/2 in; 24 cm
The top side of the ribbon has faded. When you look beneath the coral is bright. The two hanging lengths are split.
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