Woven silk and gold Date 1200 - 1399 (made) Artist/maker Unknown (production) Physical description Silk lampas: the warp has slight z-twist, the silver / gold metal z-wrapped on a silk core and the distinctive warp 'bundle' at the selvedges suggest Middle Eastern manufacture.
Textile fragment 14th–15th century 68 x 21 cm, Textile fragment with gold ground, gold weft (gilded skin wound on yellow silk, worn and tarnished) covering red silk warp; design of arabesques forming rows of arches woven with green, blue, and white silk weft and red warp (satin). The white silk has largely disappeared.
Slightly wavy vertical vines with flowers - especially tulips and carnations - are also popular. The famous Ottoman fabrics were made chiefly of silk, and were constructed in a variety of complex weaves, such as brocade, velvet and voided velvet, lampas, damask, and more.