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19th century (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

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Place Of Origin

Tapestry/Woven Coverlet. The object has a red central field and a black boerder, and is woven in coloured silks and metal threed on cotton with a geometric design. A large hooked device forms the decoration of the border, and is alternately cream, dark blue, red and pale blue in colour. In the centre of the coverlet there is a diamond shaped medallion with a geometric ornament in black, gold, dark and pale blue. At each end of the central field there are other devices woven mainly in gold thread. The tapestry is finely woven, with about 21 warp threads to an inch.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Woven silks with metal thread on cotton
Brief Description
Tapestry/Woven Coverlet, Turkish, 1800s
Physical Description
Tapestry/Woven Coverlet. The object has a red central field and a black boerder, and is woven in coloured silks and metal threed on cotton with a geometric design. A large hooked device forms the decoration of the border, and is alternately cream, dark blue, red and pale blue in colour. In the centre of the coverlet there is a diamond shaped medallion with a geometric ornament in black, gold, dark and pale blue. At each end of the central field there are other devices woven mainly in gold thread. The tapestry is finely woven, with about 21 warp threads to an inch.
Dimensions
  • Height: 90in
  • Width: 71.5in
Credit line
Given by Mrs HW Rawlinson
Object history
Registered File number 1960/2521
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
T.107-1963

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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