Dec 8, 2009
Dec 8, 2009

Two Confronted Animals from a Tunic

Two Confronted Animals from a Tunic


Plain weave with slit-tapestry weave, applied; dyed wool, undyed linen

Overall: 14 x 18.7 cm (5 1/2 x 7 3/8 in.); Mounted: 22.2 x 29.5 cm (8 3/4 x 11 5/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1983.256



Two spotted animals flank a simplified tree with more roots than leaves, framed by an angular vine. The nearly symmetrical pattern, woven in simple tapestry weave, was influenced by more complex weaves, visible in the silks displayed below.

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