19th century (?)
Object Place: Turkey
78 x 81.5 cm (30 11/16 x 32 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Printed Cotton; embroidery
Not On View
In each corner is a basket, angled towards the center, having a floral spray with five semi-naturalistic blossoms. A flower and leafy stem motif repeats in a row, along the edges, between each corner motif. Polychrome silk and metallic yarns. Ground of printed cotton gauze, probably India, 19th century (?), black or dark blue with a simple polychrome triple blossom and leafy stem motif repeating in staggered rows. Embroidered border band of yellow and white silk and metallic yarns. The ground is either missing or badly worn at the center and around the edges; extensive couched repair in these areas. Mounted on a black cotton backing.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection