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Hanging

Hanging

  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1899 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton, embroidered with silk in regular surface darning over five threads; made from three widths

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Prof. R. M. Dawkins

  • Museum number:

    T.90-1950

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

From about the 1720s onwards Ottoman embroidery stopped copying woven designs and became a truly creative art form: new, naturalistic floral motifs were introduced and many of them were depicted in great detail. Some were allowed to sway and sweep across the fabric; some were stylised; all were worked in soft colours often enriched with metal thread.

Physical description

Hanging, incomplete, cotton embroidered with silk in regular surface darning over 5 threads.
There are no borders. The field is decorated with a motif repeated in bands of three across each width: green stem curving lightly to the left with, from the bottom, a red flower and red leaf, a blue flower, a green leaf, a red leaf and, at the top, a blue flower. The flowers might be carnations.
Made from three widths.

Place of Origin

Turkey (made)

Date

1800-1899 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cotton, embroidered with silk in regular surface darning over five threads; made from three widths

Dimensions

Length: 191 cm, Width: 137 cm

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

Illustrated in 'Ottoman Embroidery' by Marianne Ellis and Jennifer Wearden (V&A Publication, 2001); playe 74

Materials

Cotton yarn; Silk thread

Techniques

Weaving; Embroidering; Sewing

Subjects depicted

Carnation

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery

Collection

Middle East Section

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