Ottoman Portiere Embroidered with Portrait Medallions

Turkey, 19th century

275cm high, 175cm wide

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Ottoman Portiere Embroidered with Portrait Medallions

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.

Ottoman Portiere Embroidered with Portrait Medallions


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