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Pillow cover (yastik)

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Void cut silk pile with design of carnations in profile growing from stem bearing two long leaves and two small tulips, brocaded with tarnished metal thread (metal wound on white silk) and detailed with tulips, hyacinths and rose-buds in cut silk pile. Neutral brown cotton weft.

Provenance

Gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, December 1, 1877.

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer

Turkish, Ottoman, 17th century

Object Place

Turkey

Dimensions

125.6 x 66 cm (49 7/16 x 26 in.)

Accession Number

77.256

Medium or Technique

Silk cut voided velvet brocade, cotton, silver colored metal strip wrapped on silk core

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles