Gilt Thread on Velvet Embroidered Tree of Life panel: C19th Syria
An expertly worked old gold embroidered tree of life with birds on a black cotton velvet ground.
Dating from the late 19th century and hand worked in Syria this is a good example of traditional gilt-work embroidery from this region. Hand embroidered over card in a basket type stitch which gives a raised stumpwork effect.
The panel would greatly benefit from being stretched and mounted, a service we can offer from our dedicated studio in the Cotswolds, please ask us for details for this service.
In very good overall antique condition with some discolouration/tarnish as you would expect in a textile of this antiquity.
Measurements: 89cm X 87cm