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

Thing

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

People

Found, Excavated, Collected By
Stein, Marc Aurel

Place

Found In
Qian Fo Dong

Time

Acquired In
1917
Made
9thC-10thC
Period/Culture
Tang dynasty, Five Dynasties

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