On this piece discontinuous supplementary wefts in yellow, green, white, purple and blue have been woven into the red ground of the twill, creating a floral medallion 6 cm in diameter. The floral medallion is formed by flowers in profile view, similar to those in murals dated to the late Tang, at Dunhuang. However, the weave technique suggests that this fragment may be of a later period. Weave structures: Warp: silk, S twisted, single, red, 44 ends/cm; Foundation weft: silk, untwisted, red, 25 lats/cm; Supplementary weft: silk, untwisted, yellow, green, white, purple and blue, 25 pass/cm. Pass: 1 foundation and 1 supplementary weft. Weave structure: 5/1Z twill for foundation and weft floating for brocade.

An00009976 002 l


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


Found, Excavated, Collected By
Stein, Marc Aurel


Found In
Qian Fo Dong


Acquired In
Five Dynasties

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