Carpets and Textiles
Ottoman, 17th century CE
Materials and technique
209 x 137 cm
The pattern on this yorgan yüzü (quilt cover) recalls typical 17th-century Ottoman designs on silk and velvet textiles. Whereas earlier patterns include lattice designs enclosing floral motifs, later ones such as this panel show wavy parallel stems or vines, some of which form ogival frames around grape clusters or tulips. The designs may also reflect Florentine tastes resulting from cultural exchanges with Italy.
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