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Rib weave; Tapestry weave; Weft faced
89 x 78 in. (226.1 x 198.1 cm) overall
Harriet Tidball Collection
Keywords: Geometric pattern; Bands
This textile is probably from the Aleppo area and woven by nomadic weavers for village use. It has tribal design motifs but is made completely of silk, making it a very unusual piece. Used for special occasions, it was spread on the floor for dining. Because of this function, few examples survive.
-- Label copy for Along the Silk Road: Rugs and Textiles from Syria to China, February 7 to May 12, 2002.
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