Palmettes and Birds from a Tunic or Curtain

500s–600s
Location: not on view
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These elaborate patterns were woven on large, early looms known as drawlooms that automatically repeated designs across the width of the fabric, often in mirror-image symmetry.

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The symmetrical pattern displays back-to-back green parrots with branches in their beaks and two speckled birds perched on the leaves of a long-stemmed palmette.
Palmettes and Birds from a Tunic or Curtain

Palmettes and Birds from a Tunic or Curtain

500s–600s

Egypt or Syria, Byzantine or Islamic period

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