Oct 18, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
Nov 7, 2014

Fragment with star pattern and griffins

Fragment with star pattern and griffins


Silk: plain weave variation with supplementary weft

Overall: 40.3 x 30.5 cm (15 7/8 x 12 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1941.292



This fragment's design consists of interlaced bands, bordered with inner band of foliate ornament, forming an eight-pointed star with center of floriated cross and flanked in four corner compartments by winged griffins. It was woven in green and white silk. The warp in green silk has two wefts, one of green silk and one of white silk floss for the design.

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