Fragmentary silk velvet with repeating tiger-stripe and cintamani design, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), second half of 15th century Turkey, Bursa. Silk, metal-wrapped thread; cut and voided velvet (çatma), brocaded; H. 29-1/2 in., W. 28 in.
Silks for the Sultans - textiles from the Topkapi Museum, Istanbul
Çintamani- The famous Ottoman fabrics were made chiefly of silk, and were constructed in a variety of complex weaves, such as brocade, velvet and voided velvet, lampas, damask, and more.
from the book: Silks for the Sultans - Ottoman Imperial Garments from Topkapi Palace by A. Ertug and A. Kocabiyik.
Silk Velvet Fragment with Tiger-stripe and 'Cintamani' Design Object Name: Fragment Date: 16th century Geography: Turkey Culture: Islamic Medium: Silk, metal wrapped thread; cut and voided velvet, brocaded