Description & Technical information

In gold on a silk ground, irregular shaped fragment of interlaced bands form a network of circular compartments, containing a pair of addorsed birds, and smaller square compartments, containing an X-shaped foliate motif. Several examples of this silk exist in museum and private collections, such as the Cleveland Museum of Art and the David Collection in Copenhagen.

Date:  13th century
Period:  Middle Ages, 13th century
Origin:  Central Asia
Medium: gold, Silk, Textile
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art, Textiles