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Embroidered cover

late 18th–early 19th century

Object Place: Turkey


85.5 x 88 cm (33 11/16 x 34 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground of fine cream colored cotton, bordered with an undulating vine of flat tarnished metal wire and several shades of pink, green, and cream colored silk, in each corner fanciful conventionalized trees grow from irregular band of ground, worked with gold thread, flat silver wire, and several shades of green, pink, and red silk, trimmed with “bibilla” needlepoint, lace in the form of small animals, stags, does, trees, cocks, and ornamental jars, strawberry on one corner, and a flower on another, worked with colored silks; cotton stained.

Credit Line

Special Textile Fund