A large cover decorated with six alternate rows of carnation flowers, each petal enclosing a smaller carnation or a tulip.
Ottoman velvet textile by Unknown Artist, 1600
© Ashmolean Museum
- Silk, metal thread
- 166 x 123 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £15,000 ( Total: £35,000)
- Acquired in:
- Francesca Galloway
Perhaps used in a courtly context as a wall hanging, or more usually as a floor spread or cushion covers. Width of two looms.
Made in Turkey; Joseph Soustiel, Baron Louis Brincard.