>As for fabric to use to look royal in, some 2-color damask with
>small patterns might be good. Colors to go for are rich red, golden
>yellow, white, and various shades of indigo blue.
>Another typical early Persian motif is the roundel featuring either
>a mounted warrior (i.e., on horseback) or a "big cat" attacking an
>herbivore (deer, camel, bull, other) and often with a "pearl" border
>(i.e., having a circumference of small solid circles). From what i
>can tell, roundels were still featured on lampas weave fabric during
>the Seljuk period.
Here are a couple Seljuk period fabric fragments i found some time
ago at the website of the Cleveland Museum of Art:
-- Lampas weave fabric with animals in roundels
-- Lampas weave fabric of simurghs in medium indigo blue silk and metallic gold
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita