Cloth of Gold with Displayed Falcons, mid-13th century, Central Asia. Silk and metallic thread lampas (nasij); Warp: 57.5 cm, Weft: 18.4 cm. Lent by The Cleveland Museum of Art http://www.clevelandart.org/art/1996.297?collection_search_query=Cloth+of+Gold&op=search&form_build_id=form-W0_UinpGhkvjhiWC2ewqldeNAbMkM2JvDHWFHXrz2TI&form_id=clevelandart_collection_search_form http://library.clevelandart.org/node/205912
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.
Part of embroidered Aumonière (including a fantastic knot!), 14th century. From the Benedictine Abbey of St. Mihiel. (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée de Cluny - musée national du Moyen-Âge) / Jean-Gilles Berizzi.