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Woven Silk

600-899 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

damask, 600-899, Persian ?; Compound twill, buff circles on red ground

Object details

Category
Object type
Brief description
damask, 600-899, Persian ?; Compound twill, buff circles on red ground
Gallery label
SILK, 7th - 9th century. Weft-faced compound twill, l/2 and 1\2. Warp of silk (virtually untwisted in piece on left, / in that on right), proportion 2 main to 1 binding. Weft of silk of 4 colours, 1 pick of each in turn. The piece on the left, acquired from Liege, is probably from a church in that area. These silks may have been woven in Persia.
Collection
Accession number
1754-1888

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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