Decorative Antique Ottoman Embroidered Panel : C19th Turkey or Greece
An panel of antique Turkish or Greek embroidery made from fragments and cleverly pieced together to make this panel.
Great for study or as part of a collection it has a wide variety of stitches and patterns.
The embroidered parts may have originally been part of ceremonial towels which I imagine were damaged an they have been repurposed to make this lovely panel.
Worked in silks in lovely soft muted colours using natural dyes and worked onto a hand woven lightweight ground. There is also some flat gilt stitch embellishments.
The textiles is antique and has an overall patina of age and some ares of wear, some small holes and areas of loss to the surface of the silk embroidery. This is part of this textiles history and believe) charm.
80 x 112cm