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An Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal-thread (çatma) cushion facing (yastik), Turkey, probably Bursa, 17th century
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An Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal-thread (çatma) cushion facing (yastik), Turkey, probably Bursa, 17th century
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

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An Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal-thread (çatma) cushion facing (yastik), Turkey, probably Bursa, 17th century
gold velvet voided on a cream ground, woven with central sun medallion surrounded and bordered by carnations, rosettes and tulips with palmettes, silver-thread highlights
80 by 63.5cm. 
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Provenance

Sotheby's London, 17 April 2007, lot 53

Catalogue Note

Fine textiles were of symbolic importance in the Ottoman court and at home to indicate the power and status of an individual (Atasoy et. al. 2001, p.34). Ottoman textile designers created versatile designs by constantly adapting existing motifs. The floral design around a central sunburst medallion on this panel is comparable to two cushion covers (yastiks) attributed to the seventeenth century in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (inv.no.30.95.65 and 1970.65.14) and said to have been used by the Ottoman elite to decorate the interior of their palaces. However, the beautiful condition of the silver thread and golden yellow silk velvet ground establish a dynamic variant on the more dominant crimson colour known of Ottoman textiles. 

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