Caucasian Brocade, Yellow and Brown, 1,75m

Reference : 103-02-0062

A copy of a Caucasian pattern from the 8th century AD.

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  • Colour : _ 045 - brown
  • Fiber Content : Warp - Silk / Weft - Rayon
  • Pattern Repeat Size of pattern given in cm, measured along the weft (horizontally). : 6 cm
  • Period : 8th century
  • Weight mm (mommes) is a japanese weight unit used for silk fabrics. 1 mm = 4,33 g/m2. : ~ 50m/m / 220g/m2 (46-54m/m)
  • Width : 75 cm ± 5 cm / 30 in ± 2 in
  • Items in stock: 1

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The design is dominated by pearl roundels with simple rosettes around highly stylized animals, probably boar heads or birds. Pearl roundels was a very popular design motif common throughout the whole Central Asia and Iran in the period between 6th and 9th century. The original figured textile was used as a hem of a linen caftan with a fur lining which was excavated in Moshchevaya Balka, a vast archaeological site in Caucasus mountains near the Olympic town of Sochi. Although the pattern itself was preserved very well, the original colors have faded leaving clear only dark brown background. The now beige areas of the pattern were presumably originally more colorful.

The mentioned caftan is nowadays a part of collection of Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York while the leggings together with other textile finds from Moshchevaya Balka are preserved in the Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg in Russia.

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