Possibly Palestinian or Turkish
Object Place: Palestine or Turkey (possibly)
84 x 101.5 cm (33 1/16 x 39 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Made from veil fragments(?). Twelve rectangular bands decorated with highly stylized repeating motives of rams’ horns flanked by cypress trees(?) and other designs. Polychrome silk yarns in tent stitch on a tan cotton gauze ground. The bands are separated into four groups of three. Each group has a common ground divided into bands by narrow strips of drawnwork in white silk yarns. Mounted on and bordered by green cotton with silk and metallic yarn tape; modern. The dyes of one group have run.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection