18th–19th century (?)
Object Place: Turkey
86.5 cm (34 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton gauze; embroidered with silk and metallic yarns
Not On View
Unpatterned white cotton gauze ground. Along each side is a row of stylized cypress trees repeating alternately with a leafless tree motif. A stylized bird (?) motif is above each cypress tree. In each corner, angled toward the center, is a simple symmetrical floral spray with similar bird motifs. Along the border is a continuous undulating vine with blossoms. Sequins are attached at intervals along the outer edges. Metal strips, metallic and polychrome silk yarns. Slightly soiled; few missing yarns.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection