A Beautiful and Fine Prayer Design Antique Persian Silk Embroidery Textile, Country Of Origin: Persia, Circa date: 1900 – This remarkable antique, Persian silk textile is even more special when you realize that each stitch was a hand-embroidered. Silk has several qualities that make it special, one of which is its iridescent shine that remains for the life of the piece. Silk can also be used to produce fine threads that allow for highly detailed pieces to be created, much like a painter uses brush strokes. When one examines the fineness of the stitches, it becomes apparent that it was produced by a true textile artist. The hands that made this piece were highly skilled in their craft.
The rich, shimmery brown background allows the ability to create a work that is highly detailed and that uses color in a way that makes it appear as if it were a watercolor painting. It allows the artist to use subtle shading to create depth and texture in the work. Many pieces like this were meant to commemorate a special occasion, such as a wedding, or perhaps another remembrance. Sometimes they were commissioned, and other times they may have been created as a special gift for a family member or friend. The love and care that went into creating it are in the selection of materials and attention to detail.
This magnificent antique Iranian textile would work well as a wall hanging, or perhaps to adorn a table at a special ceremony or occasion. The prayer design is directional with formal floral arrangements arising from vases and extending skyward in graceful, curvy lines. The figures seem to dance gracefully up the Persian textile, using a beautifully blended color palette to accentuate the earthiness and organic quality of the design.
The techniques used to create this beautiful antique textile make it appear as if it were painted, only the artist was able to use a variety of stitches to create texture and depth in the work. The care that went into this piece and the many hours that it took to create it make this is a special piece for a collection or to serve as the centerpiece of a formal event.