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Fragment with green silk ground (weft rib), fine paired warps almost cover heavier weft. Design of winged griffins and fleurs-de-lis woven with gold weft (gilded leather wound on linen), tied by green silk warp, to form diagonal lines.

Credit Line

1931 Purchase Fund

Tartar, Central Asian, 13th–14th century

Object Place

Italy or France


16 x 34.5 cm (6 5/16 x 13 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with supplementary metallic patterning wefts


Textiles and Fashion Arts