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Medium:
Medium: linen warp, linen and metal-wrapped thread weft, silk embroidery Technique: deflected and withdrawn element work with needle weaving and stem and satin stitches
Dimensions:
H x W: 108 × 107.5 cm (42 1/2 × 42 5/16 in.)
Type:
embroidery & stitching
Textile
Probably made in:
Turkey
Date:
late 19th century
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Foundation is plain weave with bands of metallic weft which have now oxidized to black and areas of supplementary metallic weft in each corner looking like squat birds with long beaks. There is a supplementary weft area in the middle of the cloth, but it is hidden by subsequent embroidery.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. E. Sanderson Cushman
Accession Number:
1963-49-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4804f778a-f831-47d2-9af5-1fab9c2e052f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1963-49-2