Fragment

Fragment
Fragment
Date:
11th–13th century
Location:
Not on display
Media:
Silk, Metallic Thread; Slit Tapestry With Eccentric Wefts (kesi)
Dimensions:
Object: 64 x 36 cm (25 3/16 x 14 3/16 in.); Mount: 69 x 41 cm (27 3/16 x 16 1/8 in.)
Object Type:
Continent:
Asia
Accession Number:
2002.184.2
Acquisition Date:
2002-12-31
Credit Line:

Gift of George and Marie Hecksher

Exhibition History:

Beauty, Power, and Prestige: Textiles and Costume from the Permanent Collection- New DeYoung opening, 10/05
From the Exotic to the Mystical: Textile Treasures from the Permanent Collection, deY, 5/4 - 8/4/2013

Kesi (silk tapestry) in brown, green, pink, coral, red, light blue, dark blue, gold, white and yellow silk. The kesi has extensive areas of gold-wrapped thread. The design features lions on a ground of palmettes and floral motifs. There are three stripes of plain weave across the bottom of the pieces in pink, light blue, and dark blue silk. The bottom terminates in a fringe of warp ends.

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