Samitum Silk Sleeve Cuffs Set 1

Warp Yarn: 
Organic Cotton
Weft yarn: 
30/2 Gemstone Silk
Width on Loom: 
8 inches

Samitum is a commonly found textile in Sasanid Persia. It is found as cloth for clothing, but also as trim on the Antinoe Riding Coats. I decided to weave this set and mount it on detachable cuffs, so I can wear them with any costume. These cuffs were tremendous fun to weave and I look forward to weaving another set. This was my first full samitum project. I wove 2 samples of the central motif before embarking on this set. The first 2 samples were done in larger silk at a wider sett. Although they looked lovely, I found the larger silk too chunk for the delicate ivy design.The roundels are set at the point repeat to fully utilize the 13 pattern shafts. The ivy designes are off set from the point repeat. This allows them to repeat across the cuff without being a full mirror image. I did not want the ivy stem to have leaves coming off the stem to each side at the same point, so the design was offset the point to achieve this.