Curtain

Algerian
probably 19th century


Object Place: Algeria

Dimensions

Overall: 176.5 x 257.8cm (69 1/2 x 101 1/2in.)

Accession Number

2002.223

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, weft patterned, embroidered with silk; silk plain-weave ribbons and warp-patterned silk ribbon

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Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Curtain of three embroidered white cotton panels, patterned with white cotton eccentric wefts, embroidered in blue, red and white silk with floral sprigs on the ground and floral interlocking vine at the bottom, embroidered in satin and back stitches; narrow border at bottom embroidered in white silk, in satin stitch and eyelet and hemstitch to form geometric design with eight-pointed stars, fringe at bottom. Three cotton panels alternate with yellow, blue, white and beige silk ribbons, yellow silk ribbon in center warp patterned with floral design.

Provenance

Inherited from Gertrude Townsend by Thomas H. Townsend; Gift to the MFA, June 26, 2002

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas H. Townsend