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

Thing

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

People

Found, Excavated, Collected By
Stein, Marc Aurel

Place

Found In
Qian Fo Dong

Time

Acquired In
1919
Made
9thC-10thC, circa
Period/Culture
Tang dynasty, Five Dynasties

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