Textile fragment

Tartar, Central Asian
late 13th century

Object Place: Paris, France


19.5 x 25 cm (7 11/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave supplementary discontinuous patterning wefts

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground: green silk (fine paired warps almost cover heavier weft.) Design: birds, convetionalized leaves and small stars woven with gold weft (gilded leather wound on linen) tied by green silk warp, to form diagonal lines. Irregular trefoils on ground suggest staining like that on No. K6094a Berlin Schloss. Marked Lucca 14th century. Worn


Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf. By 1934, Dr. H. Burg, Haarlem, the Netherlands; 1935, sold by Dr. H. Burg to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 7, 1935)

Credit Line

1931 Purchase Fund