These are four pieces originally from the same banner. They include a square fragment which once formed the triangular headpiece, a border of orange plain weave and two streamers. The longer streamer consists of joined pieces of green and blue plain weave (possibly a side streamer), while the shorter one is of green plain weave (possibly a bottom streamer). All the textiles used for the banner are plain weaves without pattern except for one, which has a clamp-resist dyed pattern of floral roundels enclosing paired deer. Another two pieces of a similar clamp-resist dyed pattern are in the British Museum (MAS.874.a-b) and probably also came from this banner. A similar banner in the collection of the State Hermitage Museum has a head infill of plain weave without pattern and a first body panel of clamp-resist dyed plain weave with a pattern of floral roundels enclosing paired deer. The two banners probably came from the same workshop. Weave structures: MAS.875: Top panel: Warp: silk, untwisted, single, 52 ends/cm; Weft: silk, untwisted, 42 lats/cm. Weave structure: 1/1 plain weave. MAS.875.A. Top border, orange silk plain weave Warp: silk, untwisted, single, orange, 35 ends/cm; Weft: silk, untwisted, single, orange, 27 lats/cm. Weave structure: 1/1 plain weave. MAS.875.B. Green silk plain weave Warp: silk, untwisted, single, green, 34 ends/cm; Weft: silk, untwisted, single, green, 30 lats/cm. Weave structure: 1/1 plain weave. MAS.875.C. Streamer C-1: Blue silk plain weave Warp: silk, untwisted, single, blue, 45 ends/cm; Weft: silk, untwisted, single, blue, 32 lats/cm. Weave structure: 1/1 plain weave. C-2. Green silk plain weave Warp: silk, untwisted, single, green, 52 ends/cm; Weft: silk, untwisted, single, green, 32 lats/cm. Weave structure: 1/1 plain weave.

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Thing

Made Of
silk
Type of Thing
banner, textile, ["紡織品", "Chinese"], ["幡", "Chinese"]
Subject
mammal
Techniques
clamp-resist dyed, woven

People

Found, Excavated, Collected By
Stein, Marc Aurel

Place

Found In
Qian Fo Dong

Time

Acquired In
1917
Made
9thC
Period/Culture
Tang dynasty

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