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Panel from a kaftan, mid-16th century; Ottoman  Turkey (Istanbul)  Silk and metallic threads, compound weave

Panel from a kaftan, mid-16th century; Ottoman Turkey (Istanbul) Silk and metallic threads, compound weave

Silk Damask, 1400s  Italy, 15th century  damask, silk, Overall - h:18.00 w:19.00 cm (h:7 1/16 w:7 7/16 inches). Dudley P. Allen Fund 1918.188

Silk Damask, 1400s Italy, 15th century damask, silk, Overall - h:18.00 w:19.00 cm (h:7 1/16 w:7 7/16 inches). Dudley P. Allen Fund 1918.188

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.)

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.)

Fragment of a Chasuble, 1400s Italy, 15th century velvet (cut and voided); silk and metal, Overall - h:48.80 w:24.70 cm (h:19 3/16 w:9 11/16 inches)

Fragment of a Chasuble, 1400s Italy, 15th century velvet (cut and voided); silk and metal, Overall - h:48.80 w:24.70 cm (h:19 3/16 w:9 11/16 inches)

Nyssa Ocean | Nyssa | VillaNova | Upholstery Fabrics, Prints, Drapes & Wallcoverings

Nyssa Ocean | Nyssa | VillaNova | Upholstery Fabrics, Prints, Drapes & Wallcoverings

A 19th-century Uzbek silk embroidered surcoat once owned by Jeptha H. Wade II is one of the focal pieces in the inaugural exhibition of the Cleveland Museum of Art's North Wing textile gallery.

A 19th-century Uzbek silk embroidered surcoat once owned by Jeptha H. Wade II is one of the focal pieces in the inaugural exhibition of the Cleveland Museum of Art's North Wing textile gallery.

India, 15th century (?)  stamped resist, applied mordant, dyed; cotton, Overall - h:17.80 w:11.50 cm (h:7 w:4 1/2 inches). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1951.518. Cleveland Museum of Art.

India, 15th century (?) stamped resist, applied mordant, dyed; cotton, Overall - h:17.80 w:11.50 cm (h:7 w:4 1/2 inches). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1951.518. Cleveland Museum of Art.

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.

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.

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