Elephants Silk

Elephants Silk

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Period: VII-IXth century
Medalion diameter: 17 cm
4 medalions in a row
Material width: 75 cm (with 1+1 cm borders)
Warp: silk
Weft: rayon

15 in stock

Weight 140 g
Dimensions 75 cm

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“A pair of placid-looking Asian elephants stand confronted, on a pedestal of split őalmettes, each with one foreleg raised, and with gently curving striped trunks that look somewhat reptilian.”

Original silk presumedly came from a Central Asian workshop, but it bears stylistic elements from the Byzantine worksops also. Great silk production centres had a great impact to each other.

For the reconstruction work a great thanks goes to Eran ud Turan​ and Katerina Katonik​.