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Tent band

Tent band

  • Place of origin:

    Caucasus (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    brocaded and woven cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Bateson

  • Museum number:

    T.195A-1930

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Tent band, cut and made of two lengths stitched together, countered with some single and brocaded soumak.

WARP: white cotton; Z2S; 64 threads per inch (248 per dm counted as 124 per 5 cms).

WEFT: Foundation: white cotton; Z2S; 22 threads per inch (82 per dm). Pattern: wool; 12 colours: red, light red, yellow, dark green, green, dark blue, blue, purple, dark brown, brown, light brown, cream. Irregular movement.

SIDE FINISH: returned wefts.

END FINISH: cut

DESIGN: the piece is decorated in bands except for two, full width peacocks, one blue, the other dark red. Six bands are filled with geometric designs on a dark blue background and completely worked in soumak; eight bands are of multi-coloured floral sprigs; the other bands have small, geometric designs.

Place of Origin

Caucasus (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

brocaded and woven cotton

Dimensions

Length: 190.5 cm, Width: 22 cm

Object history note

Registered File no. 1930/4665.

Production Note

When acquired it was described as embroidered.

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Weaving

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Men; Animals

Categories

Textiles; Interiors

Collection

Middle East Section

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