Ottoman Portiere Embroidered with Portrait Medallions

Turkey, 19th century

275cm high, 175cm wide

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Ottoman Portiere Embroidered with Portrait Medallions

This portiere of deep red satin silk is embroidered with couched metal threads forming geometric patterns and calligrapy. Six portrait roundels are featured, embroidered in coloured floss silks with portraits of men. This is a rare example as it includes figures, something not usually found in Ottoman textiles.

Ottoman Portiere Embroidered with Portrait Medallions


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