AN OTTOMAN SILK AND METAL-THREAD EMBROIDERED PANEL, 18TH CENTURY of rectangular form, decorated with appliqué work composed of silver, bronze and gold coloured threads on an ochre velvet ground with a design centering on a foliate tree emanating from an ornate vase between two columns under a vegetal canopy, the border with scrolling floral vines
Front of a traditional festive/ceremonial robe in late-Ottoman style, called ‘bindallı entari’ (= robe, adorned with goldwork in ‘Maraş işi’ technique). With a close-up of the largest motif. From Central Anatolia, ca. 1925. Golden metal thread and metallic sequins on velvet. Purchased in Ankara, in 1994. (Inv.n° bin002 - Kavak Costume Collection -Antwerpen/Belgium).
19th ANTIQUE OTTOMAN-TURKISH GOLD METALLIC HAND EMBROIDERY ON FINE LINEN SASH