Rectangular fragment of embroidery

Turkish
18th or 19th century


Object Place: Turkey

Dimensions

25 x 27 cm (9 13/16 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.615

Medium or Technique

Linen with silk and silver-colored metallic wrapped thread embroidery

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Rectangular fragment. Coarse but sheer linen twill ground, embroidered with polychrome silks and gold yarn in double running and satin stitches. Pattern shows a flowering tree rising from between a pair of large scale rosebuds. Silks faded; gold yarns tarnished and worn. Ground stained and worn; ends raveling.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ivan Hekimian