Palmettes and Birds from a Tunic or Curtain

Palmettes and Birds from a Tunic or Curtain

500s-600s

Complementary weft-faced plain weave with inner warps (samit); silk

Overall: 31.1 x 14 cm (12 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.); Mounted: 36.2 x 20.3 cm (14 1/4 x 8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1951.535

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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.

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