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Bohça [Handkerchief]

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Floral motifs and arabesques embroidered in polychrome silk on sheer silk ground; design worked in extremely fine stitches along borders. Condition: Embroidery is in very good condition, sheer silk ground fabric is fragile and splitting in several places, especially in center.

Provenance

Made for export

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Turkish for export, early 18th century

Object Place

Turkey

Dimensions

Overall: 87 x 84.5 cm (34 1/4 x 33 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1988.100

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery: silk on sheer silk ground

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes