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Very fine maroon wool embroidered with polychrome silks, silver and gilt-silver yarns. Chain stitch using a tambour hook. Design: mihrah filled with flowers growing from vase at base. Outer wide border of repeated vases of flowers. Condition: very fragile, worn through in areas and mended.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

about 1800

Object Place

Turkey

Dimensions

115.5 x 179 cm (45 1/2 x 70 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

51.495

Medium or Technique

Wool; embroidered with silk and metallic yarns

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles