A rectangular fragment of Liao samite, compound twill weft-faced on both sides, displays a pattern of two flying geese in white outlined in blue, holding flowers in their beaks. The flowers and vines are executed in white, green and yellow colours, against a red ground. Weave structures: Inner warp: silk, untwisted, single, pale red, 16 ends/cm; Binding warp: silk, untwisted, single, pale red, 16 ends/cm; Weft: silk, untwisted, red for the ground, yellow, green, white, dark blue and light blue for the pattern, 19 passes/cm. Weave structure: 1/2Z compound twill weft-faced on both sides; Proportion of weft on front to wefts underneath: 1:4 normally, but 1:5 partly.

An00009974 002 l


Made Of
Type of Thing
紡織品, Chinese, textile
bird, flower
liao samite


Found, Excavated, Collected By
Stein, Marc Aurel


Found In
Qian Fo Dong


Acquired In
Tang dynasty, Five Dynasties

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