These two rectangular fragments once formed the bottom streamers for a Buddhist banner. They are made of blue damask on plain weave with the edges rolled and stitched with blue silk thread. The pattern comprises a five-petalled flower between two symmetrically arranged leaves, repeated upside down so that the whole forms an elliptical motif, 3.7 cm wide and 2.6 cm high. The twined floral pattern and motifs on non-patterned ground both became popular in the late Tang period. These streamers therefore date from the late Tang and the Five Dynasties. Weave structures: Warp: silk, untwisted, single, blue, 52 ends/cm; Weft: silk, untwisted, single, blue, 46 lats/cm. Weave structure: 1/5Z irregular twill woven with 2-4 patterning weave on 1/1 plain weave foundation weave.

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Thing

Made Of
silk
Type of Thing
banner, textile, ["紡織品", "Chinese"], ["幡", "Chinese"]
Subject
leaf, flower
Techniques
damask on plain weave

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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