Animals were favored motifs in the Central Asian silk weaving culture. We can find various birds and mammals on Early Medieval silks. There are pheasants, boars, ibexes and mythological creatures like horses with wings, pseudo-senmurvs, king birds depicted on these textiles. Our current reconstruction is made after a fabulous silk, which has confronting stags in pearl roundels as main figures.
Source of picture: Kennedy, A., 2005. Feeding the Flocks - Review exhibitions, in: Hali 138. jan.-feb. 2005, p 85.
Size of the fragment: 54 cm × 112 cm
Sogdian stags silk in the Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum, Japan
Source: Eran ud Turan
Project requested and experted by: Nadeem Ahmad, Eran ud Turan
Artwork: Balázs Szakonyi