Banjaluka Felt Prayer Hanging

Western Ottoman Empire, 18th century

179cm high, 116.5cm wide

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Banjaluka Felt Prayer Hanging

The felt prayer hanging depicted with appliqued felt wool flowers and baskets secured with blanket stitch and embellished with couched silk details. The central motif is a vase of flowers under a mihrab set against a red velvet ground surrounded by a border with vases and flowers framed by stylised scrollwork. A very similar Banjaluka prayer hanging is in The Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA. Click here for a link to The Philadelphia textile webpage.

Banjaluka Felt Prayer Hanging


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