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TWO EMBROIDERED 'BOHÇA' PANELS, OTTOMAN, 17TH CENTURY AND LATER

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 GBP

TWO EMBROIDERED 'BOHÇA' PANELS, OTTOMAN, 17TH CENTURY AND LATER

TWO EMBROIDERED 'BOHÇA' PANELS, OTTOMAN, 17TH CENTURY AND LATER

Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 GBP

Lot sold:

2,500

GBP

TWO EMBROIDERED 'BOHÇA' PANELS, OTTOMAN, 17TH CENTURY AND LATER


both worked in silk on linen, with foliate motifs with main field and the four-sided border, the early example with large and small palmette motif, the 19th century example with spherical floral or fruit motif, interspersed with single leaf motifs and small white flower and leaf motif

one approximately: 139 by 137cm, the other: 101 by 98cm.; 4ft. 6¼in. by 4ft. 6in. and 3ft. 3¼in. by 3ft. 2½in.

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Bohça, square cloths of fine fabric with embroidery, were used in Ottoman society as luxurious wrappings for occasions such as carrying clean clothes to the hammam, or for covering gifts.