Islamic Central Asia, 13th C. Textile Fragment

Islamic Central Asia, 13th C. Textile Fragment

Islamic Central Asia, 13th C. Textile Fragment
Islamic Central Asia, 13th C. Textile Fragment
A textile fragment
Islamic Central Asia, 13th century

MEASUREMENTS
33 by 20.5cm.
DESCRIPTION
a rectangular section of silk weft-faced compound twill (samite), with a pattern weft of silk alternating with a weft thread of animal substrate covered with gold spun around a silk core, the design of pairs of adorsed birds enclosed within medallions formed by interlacing twisted ropework, the interstices with symmetrical arrangements of stylised foliate motifs

Islamic Central Asia, 13th C