This rectangular fragment is embroidered in satin stitch on a dark green gauze, and has a backing of plain woven dark green silk. It was originally part of the border at the upper left-hand corner of Stein painting no. 52 (now in the British Museum), but was removed and separately preserved when the painting was mounted on a panel in c.1920. Most of the gauze has deteriorated and the only remains are those around the embroidered motifs of flowers, leaves, a flying bird and a running deer. Weave structures: a. 4-end complex gauze in dark green colour Warp: silk, untwisted, single, dark green, c.44 ends/cm; Weft: silk, untwisted, single, dark green, c.12 ends/cm. Weave structure: 4-end complex gauze b. Silk plain weave in dark green colour Warp: silk, untwisted, single, dark green, 35 ends/cm; Weft: silk, untwisted, single, dark green, 30 lats/cm. Weave structure: 1/1 plain weave. Embroidery: Threads: silk, Z twisted; Colour: white, yellowish green, dark green, yellow, red, light red, brown, dark brown, light blue etc. Stitch: satin stitch etc.

An00000268 003 l


Made Of
Type of Thing
textile, ["紡織品", "Chinese"]
flower, mammal, bird
embroidered, complex gauze, satin stitch, woven


Found, Excavated, Collected By
Stein, Marc Aurel


Found In
Qian Fo Dong


Acquired In
9thC-10thC, circa
Tang dynasty, Five Dynasties

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