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embroidered textile
  • Turkey
  • embroidered textile, late 1700s–early 1800s
  • Where object was made: Aintab (present-day Gaziantep), Turkey
  • embroidering, wool, cotton, silk
  • Gift of Dr. Mary Bivins
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0247

Ornately embroidered wool textile. There is a red border with a scalloped edge, surrounding a white square that has black sections at each corner and on each side. In the center is a red square and inside that is a light blue circle with a black border. Throughout the work there are floral patterns and Arabic calligraphy embroidered on the surface with silk thread in several colors, including blue, green,, yellow, purple, etc.