Description & Technical information

The portiere of deep red satin silk embroidered with couched metal threads forming geometric patterns and calligrapy around six portrait roundels embroidered in coloured floss silks with portraits of men. This is a rare example as portraits of figures is unusual to find on Ottoman textiles.

Date:  19th century
Period:  19th century, 1750-1850, 1850-1900
Origin:  Turkey
Medium: Satin silk, Couched metal threads
Dimensions: 275 x 175 cm (108¹/₄ x 68⁷/₈ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art, Textiles