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"Textiles"

The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures Room 6  September 8, 2020 (Tue) - October 4, 2020 (Sun)

  
Fragment of Joku MatWith mountains and lozenges design (detail), Asuka period, 7th century, (Important Cultural Property)

The textiles held in the collection date from the mid-7th to 8th century and consist mainly of Buddhist ritual banners (ban), table mats (joku), and robes or other clothing worn by monks. The textiles also include fragments whose original uses are unknown, including rare ancient textiles, such as warp-faced compound weaves, tapestries, warp ikat fragments, complex gauze (ra), and plain- and twill- weave silks.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 5 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
_MD_RECOMMEND Twill-Weave Pendent Decoration for Banner Canopy with Deer Asuka period, 7th century I-336-1
_MD_RECOMMEND Warp-Ikat Textile Fragment Asuka ~ Nara period, 7th - 8th century I-336-91-2
_MD_RECOMMEND Fragment of an Embroidered Mandala with Scenes of the Afterlife of Prince Shōtoku Asuka period, 7th century I-336-92
_MD_RECOMMEND Important Cultural Property ”Joku” Mat. With Scrolling Grapevines N-39-1
_MD_RECOMMEND Important Cultural Property “Joku” Mat. With mountains and lozenges design Asuka period, 7th century N-42-1