Lot n° 13
300 - 500
Result without fees
BRODERIE AUX CYPRÈS
OTTOMAN EMPIRE, TURKEY OR GREECE, 19th CENTURY
Long linen stamen embroidered on both sides with gold metallic threads and polychrome silk threads. At each end, a band of seven cypress trees taking root between eight pyramidal elements decorated with flowers. Scalloped braid at the edge. Good condition, three stains and a small tear.
A CYPRESS EMBROIDERY, TURKEY OR GREECE, 19TH CENTURY.
Size : 143 x 72 cm.
This long embroidery could be used as a waist belt or a scarf. See the book Topkapi Palace, Akbank, Istanbul, 2000, p. 338 for an Ottoman embroidered waist belt. See also Marianne Ellis and Jennifer Wearden, Ottoman Embroidery, V&A Publications, London, 2001, pl. 49-55 for long embroidered belts.
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