Comparative Study of Nasij and Jin Duan zi of Mongol Period

  •  Huiwei Mao    


The Mongols created exceptionally sumptuous cloths of gold to symbolize their imperial authority and legitimacy, what was known at that time as Nasij or Jin Duan zi. They were developed from different culture and textile system. Nasij was an innovation from Central Asia, the technique attests to the mass movement of weavers from the eastern Iranian world to China during the Mongol period. As for Jin Duan zi, it’s a traditional Chinese textile. Under the special background of Yuan Dynasty, the design of both Nasij and Jin Duan zi have combined eastern and western elements.

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