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Ground: green silk (fine paired warps almost cover heavier weft.) Design: birds, convetionalized leaves and small stars woven with gold weft (gilded leather wound on linen) tied by green silk warp, to form diagonal lines. Irregular trefoils on ground suggest staining like that on No. K6094a...

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Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf. By 1934, Dr. H. Burg, Haarlem, the Netherlands; 1935, sold by Dr. H. Burg to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 7, 1935)

Credit Line

1931 Purchase Fund

Tartar, Central Asian, late 13th century

Object Place

Paris, France


19.5 x 25 cm (7 11/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave supplementary discontinuous patterning wefts


Textiles and Fashion Arts