Usually referred to as samite (or sometimes samitum).
In this sample I tested several styles of samite. From the bottom up, we have:
- Plain (unfigured) samite
- Duochrome figured samite (1-2-2-1 weft order)
- Duochrome figured samite (1-2-1-2 weft order)
- Monochrome figured samite (1-2-2-1 weft order)
- Monochrome figured samite (1-2-1-2 weft order)
When and where can this textile be found?
- Roman-Era Egypt (1st century to mid-3rd century) in wool .
- 9th – early 10th century Pomerania in silk .
- Late 9th – 10th century England in silk .
 Taqueté and Damask from Mons Claudianus: A Discussion of Roman Looms for Patterned Textiles by Martin Ciszuk (in Purpureae Vestes)
 Late Saxon Textiles from the City of London by Frances Pritchard
 Fabrics in Medieval Dress in Pomerania by Ann Rybarczyk