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Cloth of Gold: Displayed Falcons
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Item Details
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Culture
Central Asia, mid-13th century
Title
Cloth of Gold: Displayed Falcons
Work Type
Textile
Date
mid 1200s
Material
lampas, silk and gold thread
Measurements
Overall: 57.5 x 18.4 cm (22 5/8 x 7 1/4 in.)
Description
Mongol ceremonial robes, known as zhisun, were made from textiles woven with gold and silk of one color. These were given by Mongol emperors to members of the court to be worn during festivals and on important occasions that usually included lavish banquets. Like the Winged Lions and Griffins (1989.50), the design of this silk is a uniquely Central Asian synthesis of eastern Iranian and Chinese elements. Motifs and technical details shared by the two silks, moreover, leave no doubt that they were produced in the same city.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Textiles
Department: Textiles
Edward L. Whittemore Fund
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1996.297_full.tif
SSID
24620864

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