Tartar, Central Asian
Object Place: Italy or France
16 x 34.5 cm (6 5/16 x 13 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain weave with supplementary metallic patterning wefts
Not On View
Fragment with green silk ground (weft rib), fine paired warps almost cover heavier weft. Design of winged griffins and fleurs-de-lis woven with gold weft (gilded leather wound on linen), tied by green silk warp, to form diagonal lines.
1931 Purchase Fund