This rectangular fragment is embroidered with colourful silk threads on 4-end complex gauze in pale red, which in turn is backed with plain woven silk, also in pale red. The embroidery, in satin stitch, is worked through both the gauze and the backing. Flowers form the main motif; there is also the head of a deer at the bottom and a tail of an animal (perhaps a dragon) at the top. Most of the gauze has disintegrated, and the only remains are those around the deer’s antlers. Weave structures: a. 4-end complex gauze in pale red colour Warp: silk, untwisted, single, pale red; Weft: silk, untwisted, single, pale red. Weave structure: 4-end complex gauze b. Silk plain weave in pale red colour Warp: silk, untwisted, single, pale red, 47 ends/cm; Weft: silk, untwisted, single, pale red, 34 lats/cm. Weave structure: 1/1 plain weave. Embroidery: Threads: silk, Z twisted; Colour: blue, dark blue, light blue, white, black, red, yellow, green, purple, light yellowish green etc. Stitch: satin stitch, split stitch and long and short stitch.

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Thing

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

People

Found, Excavated, Collected By
Stein, Marc Aurel

Place

Found In
Qian Fo Dong

Time

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

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