Yastik (cushion cover), early 18th century Textile Ottoman , 18th and 19th centuries Ottoman Empire, AH 680-1342 / AD 1281-1924 Creation Place: Bursa, Turkey Silk twist brocaded on red silk velvet 109.2 x 61 cm (43 x 24 in.)
Textile with Coiled Dragons, Jin dynasty (1115–1234), China. Plain-weave silk brocaded with metallic thread. The coiled dragon, as a pattern for princes' robes, dates from the Tang dynasty and was also used for garments in the Song and Xixia dynasties. This example is an early instance of a dragon with five claws. It is woven in a variant of the brocading technique first seen in a Jin-dynasty princely tomb of 1162.