Ottoman velvet textile by Unknown Artist

A large cover decorated with six alternate rows of carnation flowers, each petal enclosing a smaller carnation or a tulip.


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.

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