A Sogdiana piece

This is a Sasanian or Sogdian panel, made of silk lampas weave. Thought to be of Iranian or Central Asia origin (Transoxiana) from the 8th century. The panel is woven out of red, blue, green and gold silk, into two roundels of winged horses, circled with a pearl border. Each roundel is 35cm across, the whole panel being 47.6 x 88.3cm. The textile was sold at Christies for £133,250 or $205,338. I am unsure if the panel comes from a coat like that seen in the post Another Sogdian coat. The size would limit the use on children’s garb as seen in the post An Early Period Sogdiana Coat. I would recommend going through to the Christies site, as there is a reasonable zoom function.
Bibliography
The Glories of Sogdiana by Albert E. Dien.
Textile Finds Along the Silk Road by Angela Sheng. Via Google Docs.
The “Gown” Collar Style of the Hunni Burial Puppet in the Tang Dynasty by Fang Wan. Via Google Docs.
Heart of the Silk Road by Tan Wee-Cheng.
The Late Sogdian Costume (the 5th-8th AD) by Sergey A. Yatsenko.

Another Sogdiana coat

This coat is a tapestry (or kilim) wool coat, lined with silk. It is the 9th or 10th century, with birds and gazelles in roundels.

It is a rare coat, as it is wool lined with silk, not silk inner & outer.
While the gazelles are quite large and highlighted by the yellow roundels, the decoration is mainly repeating birds.
The bird detail from the back of the split coat-
The coat was sold by Sotheby’s. It had an estimated price of £100,000—120,000 GBP but sold for £802,850 GBP. Taken from Eloge de l’Art par Alain Truong.

An early period Sogdiana coat


This is a child’s coat from Sogdiana, which was a major stop on the Silk Road. It was made in the 8th century, during the Tang Dynasty in China. The height is 48 cm and width is 82.5 cm.

The coat’s outer fabric is weft-faced compound twill, the lining is damask silk from China. The pattern in the silk are ducks in pearl roundels-

The coat was together with silk pants-

The pants are lined, with the outer fabric silk twill damask and the lining damask silk. The height of the pants are 52 cm amd the width is 28 cm. The coat was made in Sogdiana while the pants were made in China. Both items are thought to belong to a boy in the royal family. The items are currently in the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Bibliography
Encyclopædia Iranica- Clothing of the Sogdians.
The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies- Use and Production of Silks in Sogdiana by Etsuko Kageyama.
When Silk Was Gold: Central Asian and Chinese Textiles in The Cleveland and Metropolitan Museums of Art.