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Compound silk twill weaving

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Fragment of compound twill weaving with orange silk yarns. Design of repeating medallions containing "Palmette trees."

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Syrian, 6th–7th century A.D.


Overall (a): 33 x 49 cm (13 x 19 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 49 cm x 33 cm Legacy dimension (b): 12 1/2 x 23 cm c. 12 x 10 cm

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Medium or Technique

Silk weft twill


Textiles and Fashion Arts