Square panel of Ikat
Southern Turkey. No. Syria.
Object Place: Bokhara
115.2 x 108 cm (45 3/8 x 42 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton and silk plain weave; applique; ikat.
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Combination of crossed warp and weft silk stripes and tie dyed warp, check and stripes formed by warp and weft with the borders also tie dyed in flame pattern, colors: blue, pink, orange, and green, lined with green and white cotton, green border cut in a jagged line and four green birds appliquéd to white cotton center. Ikat worn in Aleppo. Use is possibly a wrapping cloth (bochka) or “sofra” (eating cloth). Armenian “kilis work”.
Gift of Miss E. Elizabeth Sears, in memory of her sister, Mary Crease Sears