Textile fragment - ROM2014_13928_11

ROM2014_13928_11

Textile fragment

Medium:Weft-faced compound twill in wool and cotton
Geography: Iran or Iraq
Date: 7th-9th Century
Period: Umayyad or Abbasid Dynasty
Dimensions:
20 x 14 cm
Object number: 970.364.12
Not on view
Description

Textile fragment with long-legged birds in pearl roundels. This textile, woven on a drawloom, shows the influence of Sasanian silks with birds or animals in pearl roundels. The bird would face the opposite direction in adjacent roundels, making this a mirror repeat. The design is actually white on a red ground, but we show the reverse because it is in better condition.

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