Elephant Tamer samitum

Thsi samitum is done in blue purple, green, organd and white silk. This is a ver Persian design with roundels encircling a cronwed person who is holding ithe turnks of two elephants, THere is a plamette scroll between the roundels.

Weave Structure: 

Time Period: 

10th C AD

Culture/Region: 

Source: 

Two Thousand Years of Textiles; The Figured Textiles of Europe and the Near East

Weft: 

silk

Museum: 

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Museum Number: 

27.1