Sassanian silk lions, V&A Museum, London, actually 9th ct

Sassanian silk lions, V&A Museum, London, actually 9th ct

Silk fragment, 500's-600's. Iran, Sasanian period, 6th - 7th period, compound twill weave, silk, Overall - h:8.30 w:11.40 cm (h:3 1/4 w:4 7/16 inches). Gift of The Textile Arts Club 1951.88

Silk fragment, 500's-600's. Iran, Sasanian period, 6th - 7th period, compound twill weave, silk, Overall - h:8.30 w:11.40 cm (h:3 1/4 w:4 7/16 inches). Gift of The Textile Arts Club 1951.88

Fu-dog head lions - Winged lions (asian) - Cloth of Gold with Winged Lions and Griffins, ca. 1240–60, Central Asia. Silk and metallic thread lampas; Warp: 48 13/16 in. (124 cm), Weft: 19 3/16 in. (48.8 cm).

Fu-dog head lions - Winged lions (asian) - Cloth of Gold with Winged Lions and Griffins, ca. 1240–60, Central Asia. Silk and metallic thread lampas; Warp: 48 13/16 in. (124 cm), Weft: 19 3/16 in. (48.8 cm).

Silk Banner--Muslim Spain first half of the 13th century

Silk Banner--Muslim Spain first half of the 13th century

Detail of Kashmir Shawl, c. 1840

Detail of Kashmir Shawl, c. 1840

[Unknown,Confronting lions and palm tree,fragment of a textile said to be from Zandana, eighth century.Silk compound twill,Islamic art.] Silk textiles and wool carpets are among the glories of Islamic art. Silk textiles were probably from China.The design perhaps based on Sasanian models. Such zoomorphic motifs are foreign to the decorative vocabulary of mosque architecture, but they could be found in Muslim households (Kleiner 350).

[Unknown,Confronting lions and palm tree,fragment of a textile said to be from Zandana, eighth century.Silk compound twill,Islamic art.] Silk textiles and wool carpets are among the glories of Islamic art. Silk textiles were probably from China.The design perhaps based on Sasanian models. Such zoomorphic motifs are foreign to the decorative vocabulary of mosque architecture, but they could be found in Muslim households (Kleiner 350).

Titre / dénomination : Étoffe aux éléphants, senmurv et chevaux ailés     Lieu de découverte : Monastère de Santa Maria de l’Estay, Catalogne, Espagne     Date / période : XIe ou XIIe siècle     Matériaux et techniques : Soie     Dimensions : L. environ 51 cm ; l. 32,5 cm     Ville de conservation : New York     Lieu de conservation : Musée Cooper-Hewitt

Titre / dénomination : Étoffe aux éléphants, senmurv et chevaux ailés Lieu de découverte : Monastère de Santa Maria de l’Estay, Catalogne, Espagne Date / période : XIe ou XIIe siècle Matériaux et techniques : Soie Dimensions : L. environ 51 cm ; l. 32,5 cm Ville de conservation : New York Lieu de conservation : Musée Cooper-Hewitt

Silk brocade Boxes in eight roundels Central Asia 7th - 8th century.  Dimensions: 23.5 x 45 cm (37 x 56 cm framed.)   Esther Fitzgerald Rare Textiles

Silk brocade Boxes in eight roundels Central Asia 7th - 8th century. Dimensions: 23.5 x 45 cm (37 x 56 cm framed.) Esther Fitzgerald Rare Textiles

Titre / dénomination : Étoffe aux éléphants, senmurv et chevaux ailés     Lieu de découverte : Monastère de Santa Maria de l’Estay, Catalogne, Espagne     Date / période : XIe ou XIIe siècle     Matériaux et techniques : Soie     Dimensions : L. environ 51 cm ; l. 32,5 cm     Ville de conservation : New York     Lieu de conservation : Musée Cooper-Hewitt

Titre / dénomination : Étoffe aux éléphants, senmurv et chevaux ailés Lieu de découverte : Monastère de Santa Maria de l’Estay, Catalogne, Espagne Date / période : XIe ou XIIe siècle Matériaux et techniques : Soie Dimensions : L. environ 51 cm ; l. 32,5 cm Ville de conservation : New York Lieu de conservation : Musée Cooper-Hewitt

14th century, Brocade Peacocks and Gryphons, Red

14th century, Brocade Peacocks and Gryphons, Red

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