North China, Mongol period, 13th - mid-14th century / Brocade with Lotus Flowers / 13th - mid-14th CenturyNorth China, Mongol period, 13th - mid-14th century
Brocade with Lotus Flowers
13th - mid-14th Century

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Dates/Places: North China
Creator Active Place: North China
Creator Name-CRT: North China, Mongol period, 13th - mid-14th century
Title: Brocade with Lotus Flowers
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1200
Creation End Date: 1350
Creation Date: 13th - mid-14th Century
Object Type: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: tabby, brocaded; silk and gold thread
Dimensions: Overall: 58.4cm x 67cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1994.293
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
Context: Brocade with Lotus FlowersTabby, brocaded; silk and gold threadNorthern China, Mongol Period (1207-1368)The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund 1994.293(Cat. no. 33)The tradition of brocade weaving in northern China continued after theMongolconquest. However, the arrival of eastern Iranian craftsmen affectedboth the design and the structure of the brocades: patterns becamesymmetrical and paired warps replaced single warps. Both of thesemodifications can be observed in this example. At the same time, however,the Jin tradition of floating foundation wefts across the back sides of thebrocaded areas continued. Brocades such as this may have been woven inHongzhou (in Hebei province), where weavers from both Western Asia and fromthe former Jin capital, Bianjing, are known to have worked together.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1994.293
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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