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

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

Fragment  Date: 10th century  Geography: Yemen  Medium: Cotton, plain weave, resist-dyed (ikat), embroidered  Dimensions: H: 9 13/16 in. (25 cm W: 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)  Accession Number: 29.179.42

Fragment Date: 10th century Geography: Yemen Medium: Cotton, plain weave, resist-dyed (ikat), embroidered Dimensions: H: 9 13/16 in. (25 cm W: 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm) Accession Number: 29.179.42

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.

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.

Textile fragment with linked, inverted hearts, and a tab with vines

Textile fragment with linked, inverted hearts, and a tab with vines

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.

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.

Persian Ancient Textiles - TextileAsArt.com, Fine Antique Textiles and Antique Textile Information

Persian Ancient Textiles - TextileAsArt.com, Fine Antique Textiles and Antique Textile Information

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

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

Textile Medallion Object Name: Fragment Date: 6th century Geography: Iraq or Syria Culture: Islamic Medium: Silk; twill Accession Number: 90.5.10

Textile Medallion Object Name: Fragment Date: 6th century Geography: Iraq or Syria Culture: Islamic Medium: Silk; twill Accession Number: 90.5.10

Sainte Radegonde en costume de reine à la table du roi Clotaire. Scènes de la vie de sainte Radegonde (en haut: les noces de sainte Radegonde. Radegonde en prière; en bas: Radegonde en prière prosternée à côté du lit conjugal) Vie de sainte Radegonde, XI°s, bibliothèque municipale de Poitiers.

Sainte Radegonde en costume de reine à la table du roi Clotaire. Scènes de la vie de sainte Radegonde (en haut: les noces de sainte Radegonde. Radegonde en prière; en bas: Radegonde en prière prosternée à côté du lit conjugal) Vie de sainte Radegonde, XI°s, bibliothèque municipale de Poitiers.

Textile, Persian, 19th century | Harvard Art Museums

Textile, Persian, 19th century | Harvard Art Museums

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