Border fragment [one of two]

Turkish
19th century


Object Place: Turkey

Dimensions

29 x 13.2 cm (11 7/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.2708a

Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Plain cotton ground, embroidered with polychrome silks, gold yarn and flat gilded wire in stitches resembling satin and double darning stitches; also small areas of drawn work. Fragmentary design shows slender curving branches bearing a variety of blossoms and fine leaves. Fine scalloped flowering branch runs along one short end. Edges bound with braid edging stitch in a variety of colors. Brown stains; hole in ground of a). Metals worn and tarnished.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amy Pleadwell