Peacock samitum

Submitted by Jahanara on Mon, 08/02/2021 - 15:35
Time Period
12th C AD
Weave Structure
Cultures
Notes

"Rectangular fragment of red, cream and blue silk compound twill, depicting confronted peacocks and unicorns around a central palm tree, Arabic inscriptions in beaded cartouches at top and bottom"

 

https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O84930/woven-silk-unknown/

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A samitum textile in blue red and yellow, mostly read peackock face each other above an Arabic script.
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A samitum textile in blue red and yellow, mostly read peackock face each other above an Arabic script.
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A samitum textile in blue red and yellow, mostly read peackock face each other above an Arabic script.