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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: Asian; Central Asian
Creator Name-CRT: Central Asia, Mongol period, 13th - 14th century
Title: Textile with Palmettes
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1200
Creation End Date: 1399
Creation Date: 13th - 14th century
Object Type: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: tabby with supplementary weft; silk and gold thread
Dimensions: Overall: 85.5cm x 35cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1993.253
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
Context: Textile with PalmettesTabby with supplementary weft; silk and gold threadCentral Asia(?), 1200s-1300s, Mongol Period (about 1220-1368)The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund 1993.253(Cat. no. 46)Designs of repeated ogives were popular in Central Asia and survive in anumber of variations. Usually, the ogival frame encloses a floral motif, asin this example. Sometimes paired animals occur instead. Silks with thistype of pattern were exported to Western Asia and to Europe, where theyinspired textile designs woven locally. Mongol silks with exotic floral andanimal patterns were acquired for use as clothing and furnishings by theclergy and nobility. They were also used by painters as models for hangingsor garments.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1993.253
AMICA Library Year: 1998
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Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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