This triangular fragment in warp-faced compound twill shows a pattern of six-petalled rosettes, joined diagonally by stems with six leaves, with small trefoils and lozenge-shaped rosettes in between. The pattern is in orange, white, yellow and light green; the ground is blue. The pattern repeat is 11.6 cm in the warp direction and over 18.2 cm in the weft direction. Patterns in a naturalistic style appeared quite late and lasted probably towards the end of the late Tang (the end of the 9thC). Weave structures: Warp: silk, untwisted, blue, orange, white, yellow and light green, 40 groups/cm; Inner weft: silk, untwisted, single, light brown, 10 lats/cm; Binding weft: silk, untwisted, single, light brown, 10 lats/cm. Weave structure: 2/1Z warp faced compound plain weave.

An00008340 002 l


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Type of Thing
textile, ["紡織品", "Chinese"]
jin in twill


Found, Excavated, Collected By
Stein, Marc Aurel


Found In
Qian Fo Dong


Acquired In
Tang dynasty

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