Persian Samitum

Submitted by Jahanara on Sun, 08/01/2021 - 16:49
Time Period
8th C AD
9th C AD
10th C AD
Weave Structure
Cultures
Notes

Samite: 1/2 twill, 1 binding warp, 3 main warps, 3 pattern wefts; warp silk undyed and weft silk tan, blue and blue-gree

  • Length: 48cm
  • Width: 27.5cm

https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O84925/woven-silk/

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A samite silk with two winged beasts facing each other in a circle and various other motifs, see other photos for details
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close up of lions facing away from each other
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detail of geometric motifs between other motifs
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Anohter photo of the full textile
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A phioto of one half the design with the horses facing each other in a spickey circle
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Close up of the triangles that make up the circle
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another close up
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Close up of the dogs/lions, you can see the creatures are decorated with dots that are very pixelated, thick plus signs.
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Close up of the dogs/lions, you can see the creatures are decorated with dots that are very pixelated, thick plus signs.