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Cushion cover

Cushion cover

  • Place of origin:

    Bursa (probably, made)

  • Date:

    late 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk velvet

  • Museum number:

    4061-1856

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Cushions played an important role in furnishing Ottoman houses. They were often faced with velvet woven with self-contained patterns. The weavers showed great originality in adapting the repertory of textile designs to the rectangular shape. In the 17th century, large numbers of these covers were also exported to Europe.

Physical description

Silk velvet cushion cover with a design of 8-pointed stars.

Place of Origin

Bursa (probably, made)

Date

late 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk velvet

Dimensions

Length: 121 cm, Width: 67.5 cm, Weight: 6.8 kg

Descriptive line

Cushion cover, Turkey (probably Bursa), 1650-1700.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Nurhan Atasoy and others, Ipek. The Crescent and the Rose: Imperial Ottoman Silks and Velvets, London: Azimuth Editions on behalf of TEB Iletisim ve Yayincilik AS, 2001, fig. 363.

Labels and date

Cushion Cover
Turkey, probably Bursa
1650-1700

Cushions played an important role in furnishing Ottoman houses. They were often faced with velvet woven with self-contained patterns. The weavers showed great originality in adapting the repertory of textile designs to the rectangular shape. In the 17th century, large numbers of these covers were also exported to Europe.

Silk velvet

Museum no. 4061-1856 [Jameel Gallery]

Categories

Textiles

Collection

Middle East Section

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