E2s. Turkish & Late-Ottoman embroideries (mixed materials)

Using silk or cotton, and small amounts of metal threads or slat. Adorning clothing, accessories and interior linen. (18th - 20th century).
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The technique of 'kordon tutturma' (applied cord).

The technique of 'kordon tutturma' (applied cord).

Detail of a late-Ottoman ‘yağlık’ (large handkerchief, part of traditional festive costumes, usually worn in the waist belt).  NW Turkey, 19th century.  Hand embroidered, silk & metallic thread on linen.  The height of embroidery is 14cm.  The embroidery technique: counted stitches neat and worked reversible,not distinguishing between front and back.

19th C ANTIQUE OTTOMAN-TURKISH SILK & METALLIC HAND EMBROIDERY ON LINEN 'YAGLIK'

Detail of a late-Ottoman ‘yağlık’ (large handkerchief, part of traditional festive costumes, usually worn in the waist belt). NW Turkey, 19th century. Hand embroidered, silk & metallic thread on linen. The height of embroidery is 14cm. The embroidery technique: counted stitches neat and worked reversible,not distinguishing between front and back.

Embroidered motif (stylized flowers in a vase) on a woman's shirt from Kalymnos (a Dedocanese Island, located to the west of the Bodrum peninsula).  Late-Ottoman era, Greek, ca. 1900.

Embroidered motif (stylized flowers in a vase) on a woman's shirt from Kalymnos (a Dedocanese Island, located to the west of the Bodrum peninsula). Late-Ottoman era, Greek, ca.

Embroidered fragments of female accessories (sash, hand-towel, kerchieves, etc.).  From the Edirne region, 19th & 20th century.  On exhibit in the Edirne Ethnographical Museum.

Embroidered fragments of female accessories (sash, hand-towel, kerchieves, etc. From the Edirne region, & century. On exhibit in the Edirne Ethnographical Museum.

19th century embroidered ‘yağlık’ (large handkerchief, traditionally often worn on the waist belt).  From northwestern Anatolia.  With a ‘kuş’ (bird) motif.  ‘Two-sided’ silk embroidery on linen, with small spots of ‘telkırma’ (metallic slats).   (Ismail Antik, Bursa).

19th century embroidered ‘yağlık’ (large handkerchief, traditionally often worn on the waist belt). From northwestern Anatolia. With a ‘kuş’ (bird) motif. ‘Two-sided’ silk embroidery on linen, with small spots of ‘telkırma’ (metallic slats). (Ismail Antik, Bursa).

Armenian embroidery, from Western Armenia (= Anatolia), late-Ottoman era, 19th century. (The Russian Museum of Ethnography, St.Petersburg).

Armenian embroidery, from Western Armenia (= Anatolia), late-Ottoman era, century. (The Russian Museum of Ethnography, St.

Close-up of the embroideries on a sleeveless 'pirpiri'-like coat for women.  From northern Greece, ca. late 19th century.  (Met Museum, N.Y.)

Close-up of the embroideries on a sleeveless 'pirpiri'-like coat for women. From northern Greece, ca. (Met Museum, N.

Embroidered panel. Armenian, from Marash / Kahramanmaraş, mid-19th century.   71 x 73.5 cm.

Antique Armenian Marash (Turkey) Embroidery Turkey, C x w…

Two-sided embroidery motif from the Şile district (75 km to the east of Istanbul, on the Black Sea coast).  Ca. 1900.  Cotton and (silvery) metallic slats, on linen.  (Source: Şile Belediyesi / Municipality).

Two-sided embroidery motif from the Şile district km to the east of Istanbul, on the Black Sea coast). Cotton and (silvery) metallic slats, on linen.

A pair of silk & metal thread embroideries, from Greece, second half of 18th century.  Probably the embroidered endings of a linen sash/waist band for women.

Greece, Pair Silk/Metal Thread Embroideries, C half)

Ottoman prayer carpet, ca. 1700.  Silk embroidery on green wool and yellow silk fabrics.  170 x 117 cm.

Ottoman prayer carpet, ca. Silk embroidery on green wool and yellow silk fabrics. 170 x 117 cm.

Late-Ottoman embroidered towel end, from Turkey, ca. 1800.  Silk & metal wrapped thread on linen (plain weave).  Size: 479 x 82.5 cm.  (Met Museum, N.Y.).

vvv Towel End Object Name: Towel end Date: late century Geography: Turkey Culture: Islamic Medium: Linen, silk, metal wrapped thread;

Woman’s traditional bridal/festive ‘arkalık’ (or ‘zibba’ = waist cloth, generally worn on the backside). Late-Ottoman ‘Rum’ (Anatolian Greek), from Sille (near Konya), ca. 1900.  Blue silk, adorned with golden metallic thread embroidery, with ‘telkırma’(folding thin silver slat into the fabric), patch-work, small mica flowers & leaves, and silvery metallic sequins.  Edged with golden metallic thread fringes and a large tassel.

Woman’s traditional bridal/festive ‘arkalık’ (or ‘zibba’ = waist cloth, generally worn on the backside). Late-Ottoman ‘Rum’ (Anatolian Greek), from Sille (near Konya), ca. 1900. Blue silk, adorned with golden metallic thread embroidery, with ‘telkırma’(folding thin silver slat into the fabric), patch-work, small mica flowers & leaves, and silvery metallic sequins. Edged with golden metallic thread fringes and a large tassel.

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