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Square panel of Ikat

Southern Turkey. No. Syria.
19th century

Object Place: Bokhara


115.2 x 108 cm (45 3/8 x 42 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk plain weave; applique; ikat.

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



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”.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss E. Elizabeth Sears, in memory of her sister, Mary Crease Sears