Detail of 14th c. Eastern Persian pirihan/under tunic. Each segment is decorated with a sequence of motifs comprising a flowering tree with a root out of which grow leafy branches, flanked on either side by a long-tailed bird perched on a branch with its wings outstretched. Height 130 cm (51 ins.), width 219 cm (86-1/4 ins.). Cotton, balanced plain weave, gauzy. Decoration : silk, chain stitch and running stitch embroidery, brocading.