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[Unknown,Confronting lions and palm tree,fragment of a textile said to be from Zandana, eighth century.Silk compound twill,Islamic art.] Silk textiles and wool carpets are among the glories of Islamic art. Silk textiles were probably from China.The design perhaps based on Sasanian models. Such zoomorphic motifs are foreign to the decorative vocabulary of mosque architecture, but they could be found in Muslim households (Kleiner 350).

Confronting Lions and palm tree, fragment of a textile said to be from Zandana, near Bukhara, Uzbekistan; eighth century;

Silk with falconers, Iran, 11th century Silk (double-weave lance silk)

Silk with falconers, Iran, century, Silk (double-weave lance silk) © Abegg-Stiftung, Riggisberg (photo: Christoph von Viràg)

Lion. Purple silk serge. From the tomb of St. Julian in Rimini. Byzantine, 9th -10th century, based on a Sassanian original. (Museo Nazionale, Ravenna.)

From the tomb of St. Julian in Rimini. Byzantine, century, based on a Sassanian original.

A rare pair of silk lampas trousers, Sogdiana, Central Asia, 7th/8th Century - Sotheby's

A rare pair of silk lampas trousers, Sogdiana, Central Asia, Century

Woven fragments Place of origin: Almeria, Spain (probably, made) Date: ca. 1100-1150 Materials and Techniques: Woven silk Museum number: 275&A-1894 | V&A

Woven fragments

Woven fragments Place of Origin Almeria, Spain (probably, made) Date ca. (made) Artist/maker Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques Woven silk Dimensions Height: cm unframed, Width: 14 cm unframed, Width: 14 cm

11th Century: A hippocampus and an elephant. Silk serge. Details of a large piece of material decorated with hippocampi (senmurv), elephants and winged horses in contiguous medallions. Spanish. Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence. See  Art Quill Studio: Timelines of Fabrics, Dyes and Other Stuff Version 1.3 [1-16]Art ResourceMarie-Therese Wisniowski

Art Quill Studio: Timelines of Fabrics, Dyes and Other Stuff Version ResourceMarie-Therese Wisniowski

EARLY ISLAMIC SILK LAMPAS TEXTILE PANEL, IRAN OR CENTRAL ASIA, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY

EARLY ISLAMIC SILK LAMPAS TEXTILE PANEL, IRAN OR CENTRAL ASIA, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY

Tang Dynasty. Four-petalled floral design. Small floral patterns were very popular during the Sui to early Tang dynasty. This item has a four-petalled floral design in a lozenge shape. A method of ash-resist dyeing was used here: The resist substance is applied by printing with a small relief block, so that the design areas are sealed off from the dye. After dyeing the fabric green, the resist substance is removed to reveal white designs. China National Silk Museum.

Four-petalled floral design. Small floral patterns were very…

Velvet Fragment, 1450-1499 Italy, second half of 15th century velvet (cut, voided, and brocaded): silk and gold thread, Average - h:57.20 w:31.10 cm (h:22 1/2 w:12 3/16 inches). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1949.164

Velvet Fragment ~ ~ Italy ~ second half of century velvet (cut, voided, and brocaded) ~ silk and gold thread ~ Cleveland Museum of Art

Sassanian fragment 6th-8thc twin horses Taken by Julianna Lees, March 11, 2007:

Sassanian fragment twin horses Taken by Julianna Lees, March 2007

A FINE SOGDIAN SILK LAMPAS TEXTILE FRAGMENT, CENTRAL ASIA, 8TH/9TH CENTURY Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 GBP

A fine Sogdian silk Lampas textile fragment, Central Asia - century.

amazing details at the Islamic art exhibit at the Met

An exhibit of Islamic art in Houston is an eye opener. The sacred geometry in several representative pieces are shown to be expressions of an infinite God.

A fine silk textile fragment, Sogdiana, Central Asia, 8th Century composed of silk, woven with red, green, honey and blue threads, featuring a petalled roundel enclosing confronting lions standing above two calfs, the edges with sections of geometric designs, mounted against a silk background on card mount: 61 by 56cm. Sotheby's

Rare Sogdian Textiles at Sothebys auction “Arts of the Islamic World”

textile fragment with Sassanian goose motif  Central Asia  circa 8th century  woven silk

textile fragment with Sassanian goose motif Central Asia circa century woven silk

Fragment of a samitum-woven textile, silk Eastern Iran or Central Asia; 8th-9th century 32.5 × 38.5 cm David Collection, Copenhagen Inv. no. 10/1996

Fragment of a samitum-woven textile, silk Eastern Iran or Central Asia; century H: W: cm, Wide 10 1996 tekstil med okser i rondel

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