Two Confronted Animals from a Tunic

Two Confronted Animals from a Tunic

700s-800s

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

Overall: 13 x 18.5 cm (5 1/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1983.256

Description

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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