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Samitum-woven textile with confronted birds in medallions, silk Iran or Iraq; c. 650-750 Inv. no. 9/1996 With its motif consisting of confronted pheasants or peacocks and eagles standing on winged palmettes in medallions, this textile clearly belongs to a tradition that was found in both the Sasanian and the Byzantine empires.

Samitum-woven textile with confronted birds in medallions, silk Iran or Iraq; H: W: 11 cm

Iran, Afghanistan, or China 7th century. Boars heads and peacocks

Textile with Boar's Head Roundels Date: century Culture: Iran, Afghanistan or China (Xinjiang Autonomous Region) Medium: Silk split-stitch embroidery on plain-weave silk Dimensions: Warp 22 in. weft (selvedge to selvedge) 18 in.

Sogdian silk lampas textile fragment, Central Asia, 8th/9th Century woven in red, green, blue and cream silk threads with repeating roundel designs with pairs of pheasants, the roundels consisting of several concentric elements or curving coloured petals with a variety of motifs depicted between them 58.4 by 14.8cm.

138 A fine Sogdian silk lampas textile fragment, Central Asia, Century

Panel Date: ca. 1500 Culture: Italian (Venice) Medium: Silk Accession Number: 46.109.23

Panel Date: ca. 1500 Culture: Italian, Venice Medium: Silk Dimensions: L. 44 x W. 25 inches x cm) Classification: Textiles-Velvets Credit Line: Gift of Samuel H.

Samitum-woven textile with confronted birds in medallions, silk Iran or Iraq; c. 650–750, With its motif consisting of confronted pheasants or peacocks and eagles standing on winged palmettes in medallions, this textile clearly belongs to a tradition that was found in both the Sasanian and the Byzantine empires.

Samitum-woven textile with confronted birds in medallions, silk Iran or Iraq;

Textile with Boar’s Head Roundels  Iran or Afghanistan, 7th century  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Textile with Boars Head Roundels Iran or Afghanistan, century CE The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Prince's Coat, 700s Iran or Central Asia, Sogdiana, 8th century  silk; weft-faced compound twill, samit, Overall - h:48.00 w:82.50 cm (h:18 7/8 w:32 7/16 inches). Cleveland Museum of Art

Prince's Coat, Iran or Central Asia, Sogdiana, century silk…

Liao Dynasty. The weave structure is typical Liao samite, but the design retains the influence commonly found in the Tang dynasty. The pattern consists of pearl roundels enclosing four birds in symmetrical arrangement. This is a combination of a Song dynasty grid system popularly known as cu si (group of four in tangential arrangement) and a Central Asian motif of the bird in roundel. The use of pearl roundels is also popular in Liao textiles. China National Silk Museum.

Liao Dynasty has combination with roundels enclosing four birds in symmetrical arrangement and a Central Asian motif of the bird in roundel in the textile.

Silk Damask 14th cent. - Sartor This was the fabric I chose for the red dress, but over 40 metres sold out in less than 2 days :-( And they don't make the same fabric again, shame, I thought it would have been perfect for the challenge

Silk Damask, c. Peacocks and Gryphins This silk damask is a replica of a century textile found in Basilica of St. Mary in Gdańsk, Poland. It was made around 1350 in Lucca.

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