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Square cover

18th–19th century (?)

Object Place: Turkey


86.5 cm (34 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton gauze; embroidered with silk and metallic yarns

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection