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Textile with Boar's Head Roundels - Date: 7th century Culture: Iran, Afghanistan or China (Xinjiang Autonomous Region) Medium: Silk split-stitch embroidery on plain-weave silk

Cloth of Gold with Winged Lions and Griffins, ca. 1240–60, Central Asia. Silk and metallic thread lampas; Warp: 48 13/16 in. (124 cm), Weft: 19 3/16 in. (48.8 cm).

A silk samit textile fragment, Near East (?), 12th century or earlier the fragment woven with red and cream silk threads with horizontal registers of winged horses in convoy 50.5 by 26cm.

Date: 6th–8th century Culture: Byzantine Medium: Wool Dimensions: 12 3/8 x 4 15/16 in. (31.5 x 12.5 cm) Classification: Textiles-Woven Credit Line: Gift of Nanette B. Kelekian, in honor of Nobuko Kajitani, 2002 Accession Number: 2002.239.4

Embroidery. Silver on silk textiles. The image shows a stag turning its head. Grave find, Björkö, Adelsö, Uppland, Sweden. SHM 34000:Bj 73

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Floral Anatomy Embroideries by InherentlyRandom

Adelaide-based InherentlyRandom merges skulls and bones with bursts of embroidered flowers embedded inside rib cages and eye sockets. See much more in their Etsy shop. (via So Super Awesome) from Colossal

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The Sēnmurw Silk (Woven silk)

Iran (possibly) Central Asia (possibly, made) 7th century to 8th century (made) weft-faced compound silk twill, one repeat This patterned silk fragment with a green ground and greenish-yellow pattern shows the fabulous creature, the sēnmurw, enclosed in a roundel of pearls. Part bird, part beast, the sēnmurw is a creation of Sasanian art