Bohça [Handkerchief]

Turkish for export
early 18th century


Object Place: Turkey

Dimensions

Overall: 87 x 84.5 cm (34 1/4 x 33 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1988.100

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery: silk on sheer silk ground

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Floral motifs and arabesques embroidered in polychrome silk on sheer silk ground; design worked in extremely fine stitches along borders. Condition: Embroidery is in very good condition, sheer silk ground fabric is fragile and splitting in several places, especially in center.

Provenance

Made for export

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund