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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.195B-1930

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Tent band, part, single soumak (check type), with details brocaded and some countered soumak.

WARP: white cotton; Z2S; 60 threads per inch (244 per dm counted as 122 per 5 cms).

WEFT: Foundation: white cotton; Z2S; 24 threads per inch (96 per dm at 48 per 5 cms.). Pattern: wool; 11 colours: dark red, red, light red, yellow, green/blue, dark blue, blue, purple, dark brown, 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 dark red, the other green/blue. There are five bands filled with geometric designs on a dark blue ground entirely worked in soumak; six bands (worn) are of multi-coloured floral sprigs; four bands are of small geometric designs (worn) and one is of small birds.

Place of Origin

Caucasus (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

brocaded and woven cotton

Dimensions

Length: 137 cm, Width: 22 cm

Object history note

Registered File no. 1930/4665.

Production Note

Described as embroidered upon acquisition.

Materials

Wool; Cotton

Techniques

Weaving

Subjects depicted

Men; Animals; Flowers

Categories

Textiles; Interiors

Collection

Middle East Section

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