Quilt cover - Aga Khan Museum
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Classification
Carpets and Textiles

Object name
Quilt Cover

Geography
Turkey

Period
Ottoman, 17th century CE

Dynasty
Ottoman

Materials and technique
Silk

Dimensions
209 x 137 cm

Accession number
AKM00706

Description

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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