Replica of a embroidered silk probably originating from the Middle East or China. Dated from the 7th century.
This fabulous replica shows a pattern with boar-heads in medallions or roundels.
Boar heads set in pearl roundels were an important protective motif popular in Ir_an, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. Paintings that show textiles with boar roundels and peacocks are found in the Buddhist caves of Bamiyan, in Afghanistan, attesting to the importance of this subject in Buddhist contexts.