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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Fragment, 13th–14th century

type: Fragment

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Fragment of printed linen with a repeating design of closely set roundels containing a pair of addorsed regardant birds perched in the branches of a central tree-of-life, enclosed by a broad plain band with crescent hatching. Simplified rosette in the interstices with four fleur-de-lys forms extending from it. Printed in violet-blue on an undyed linen ground.

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Donor
John Pierpont Morgan

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Textiles

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