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Tiraz Textile Fragment from an Ikat Shawl. Yemen, late 9th-early 10th century. Cotton, ink, and gold. From the Met: 29.179.9

Object Name: Fragment Date: 13th century Geography: Spain Medium: Silk, metal-wrapped thread; taqueté Dimensions: Textile: L. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) W. 8 in. (20.3 cm) Mount: L. 22 in. (55.9 cm) W. 16 in. (40.6 cm) D. 3/8 in. (1 cm) Classification: Textiles-Woven Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1946 Accession Number: 46.156.2

Textile with Coiled Dragons, Jin dynasty (1115–1234), China. Plain-weave silk brocaded with metallic thread. The coiled dragon, as a pattern for princes' robes, dates from the Tang dynasty and was also used for garments in the Song and Xixia dynasties. This example is an early instance of a dragon with five claws. It is woven in a variant of the brocading technique first seen in a Jin-dynasty princely tomb of 1162.

Fragments Date: 15th century Geography: Spain, Granada Culture: Islamic Medium: Silk, metal-wrapped thread; lampas Dimensions: Textile a: L. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm) W. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm) Textile b: L. 11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm) W. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) Mount: L. 16 in. (40.6 cm) W. 22 in. (55.9 cm) Classification: Textiles-Woven

Part of embroidered Aumonière, 14th century. From the Benedictine Abbey of St. Mihiel.

Object Name: Fragment Date: 6th–7th century Geography: Iraq or Syria Medium: Silk Dimensions: Textile: L. 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm) W. 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm) Mat: L. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm) W. 12 1/16 in. (30.6 cm) D. 1/2 in. (1.3 cm) Classification: Textiles-Woven Credit Line: Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund, 1915 Accession Number: 15.109

Full-length photograph of the tunic of Bernard de Lacarre, 12-13th century silk with gold thread. Woven in the region of Languedoc, France. Now in Paris, musée de Cluny - musée national du Moyen-Age.

Object Name: Fragment Date: 7th–9th century Geography: probably Iran Medium: Wool, cotton; taqueté Dimensions: Textile: H. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm) W. 8 1/2in. (21.6cm) Mount: H. 17 5/8 in. (44.8 cm) W. 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm) D. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm) Classification: Textiles Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1948 Accession Number: 48.43

Heraldic embroidery, leopards, early 1300s. Surface-couched gold thread, silk.

Velvet Fragment with Floral Pattern Object Name: Fragment Date: 16th century Geography: Iran Culture: Islamic Medium: Silk; cut velvet Dimensions: Textile: H. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm) W. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm) Mount: H. 12 in. (30.5 cm) W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm) D. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm) Classification: Textiles Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1909 Accession Number: 09.50.1107a, b