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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. Expert: L.S.
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