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. 1900.

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, 19th & 20th 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).

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. late 19th century. (Met Museum, N.Y.)

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, 19th century. (The Russian Museum of Ethnography, St.Petersburg).

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

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

Detail (a peacock) of a Greek embroidery, 19th century.

Detail (a peacock) of a Greek embroidery, 19th century.

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 (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).

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