12 March, 2013
Språng Sash on the ROM Website
I found an image of the following on the Royal Ontario Museum site, http://images.rom.on.ca:
Silk "spang" [sic] plaited and tasseled
Centimetres: 302 (length), 28 (width)
Area of Origin: United States of America?
Gift of the Sigmund Samuel Endowment Fund
It looks similar to the Braddock sash owned by George Washington.
ETA: There are openwork holes on a background of interlinking. The length of the sash is divided into sections width-wise by lines, something I've seen on other språng sashes. This arrangement is also in ancient Greek woven textiles; see Barber, Prehistoric Textiles. While the pictures don't show everything, I do not see any figures of people or plants. There are zig-zags, diamonds within diamonds, and triangles. In each section with diamonds, the diamonds are lined up in a row side-by-side with one another across the width. I cannot tell whether there are other types of språng patterning, though there is some draw in at the ends which may come from multiple thread interlinking.