Length of fabric

Turkish
Ottoman
First half of the 16th century


Object Place: Turkey

Dimensions

65.2 x 143.5 cm (25 11/16 x 56 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

77.277

Medium or Technique

Cut and voided silk velvet brocaded with metallic-wrapped thread

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is of white silk wound with a tarnished metal, on this are large flower forms in profile, of red and yellow velvet. It has been creased at regular intervals. This piece may have been made in Persia for the Italian market, or in Italy in imitation of a Persian design.

Provenance

1877, gift of Martin Brimmer (b. 1829 - d. 1896), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 1, 1877)

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer