Of a group of 18 twill damask fragments of different lengths and shapes, 16 are now in the V&A, and two are in the British Museum. They are all of orange silk damask revealing patterns of leaves and flowers but are too fragmentary to reconstruct the pattern convincingly. Stein noticed the polished surface of the fragments, which he believed was the result of heavy calendaring. Weave structures: Warp: silk, untwisted, single, yellow, 42 ends/cm; Weft: silk, untwisted, single, yellow, 21 lats/cm. Weave structure: 1/5Z twill for pattern on 2/1S twill for foundation.

An00008292 002 l


Made Of
Type of Thing
textile, ["紡織品", "Chinese"]
leaf, flower
twill damask


Found, Excavated, Collected By
Stein, Marc Aurel


Found In
Qian Fo Dong


Acquired In
五代, Tang dynasty

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