Embroidered ‘yağlık’ (large handkerchief, part of traditional festive costumes, usually worn in the waist belt). From the Izmir region, late-Ottoman era, 19th century. (Source: Antika Osmanlı Tekstil, Istanbul).
Turkish embroidery. Napkin, 19th century. this is ‘two-sided embroidery’ (front and rear are identical). Could also be used as an apron in festive women’s costumes (generally in Thrace and northwest Anatolia).
19.cu yuzyil antika osmanli el nakisi
19th C LARGE ANTIQUE OTTOMAN-TURKISH GOLD METALLIC HAND EMBROIDERY ON LINEN
Embroidery Ottoman 18th century. Showing the influence of Rococo on Ottoman design.