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Hanging

Hanging

  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (made)

  • Date:

    1500-1699 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen, embroidered with silk in surface darning on the diagonal over three threads

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.319-1929

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The oldest Ottoman embroideries in the V&A date from the 16th or 17th centuries. They are either whole covers and wall hangings or fragments of them. They are decorated with large-scale, bold designs in red, blue, green and yellow, with some white and black. The oldest patterns, such as this, are formed by the intersecting lines of a lattice. They enclose spaces filled with floral decoration.

Physical description

Hanging, part, linen embroidered with silk in surface darning on the diagonal over 3 threads and running stitch.The field is divided into an incomplete lattice by pairs of blue leaves joined at their base by an elaborate ornament. the leaves contain a floral stem in reserve. In each space created by this lattice is a stylised red blossom containing a floral sprig with a central tulip and pomegranates and other blossoms in reserve.

Place of Origin

Turkey (made)

Date

1500-1699 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Linen, embroidered with silk in surface darning on the diagonal over three threads

Dimensions

Length: 52 cm, Width: 52 cm

Descriptive line

Middle East, Textile;

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

Illustrated in 'Ottoman Embroidery' by Marianne Ellis and Jennifer Wearden (V&A Publication, 2001) Plate 8

Materials

Linen; Silk thread

Techniques

Weaving; Embroidering

Subjects depicted

Carnations; Stylized flowers; Tulips; Pomegranates

Categories

Textiles; Embroideries

Collection

Middle East Section

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