Tang Dynasty. Silk robe with floral medallion. China National Silk Museum. This is a silk robe with overlapping collar and front panels opening to the left, fitting sleeves and a slit up from the hem in the back. Using a patterned compound twill (samite) with brown floral motifs for ground, the dominant motif is a large floral medallion. This gorgeous pattern best exemplifies the typical floral medallion patterns at the height of the Tang Dynasty. China National Silk Museum.