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Cover

  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (made)

  • Date:

    1800s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven in coloured silks and silver thread on a cotton warp

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs H W Rawlinson

  • Museum number:

    T.106-1963

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Tapestry panel woven in coloured silks and silver thread on a cotton warp. The design is that of a prayer mat or rug with a mirhab at one end. The central field and middle border have silver grounds, the outer border a red silk ground, and the inner border a green one. On the two outer borders there are flowers alternating with a silver petalled mofif, and on the inner border there are silver scrolls. In the centre a lamp hangs from the mirhab and this is flanked by two cypress trees in silver outlined in green. There is a bunch of flowers in each of the lower corners. The panel is very finely woven, with 26-30 warp threads to the inch though the green, purple and mauves are characteristically aniline dyes.

Place of Origin

Turkey (made)

Date

1800s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven in coloured silks and silver thread on a cotton warp

Dimensions

Height: 43 in, Width: 31.5 in

Object history note

Registered File number 1960/2521

Descriptive line

Tapestry panel, Turkish, 1800s

Materials

Silk; Cotton (textile); Silver thread

Techniques

Weaving

Subjects depicted

Lamp; Cypress trees; Scrolls; Mirhab; Flowers

Categories

Textiles

Collection

Middle East Section

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