Antique Syrian Textile 45090
Lavish woven patterns and shimmering embellishments decorate this superb antique Syrian textile creating a pattern that represents a convergence of art and culture.
Antique Syrian Textile, Country of Origin: Syria, Circa Date: Early 19th Century – Home to some of the world’s oldest cities, Syria is a cradle of artistic innovation. This extraordinary antique Syrian textile captures the eternal creative spirit of the Levant and cultures that assimilated influences from Islamic, Ottoman and Byzantine rulers. The grand medallion-and-corner composition is an archetypal pattern found throughout Persia and Central Asia. Elaborate inset decorations and tightly spaced S-hooks fill the composition compartments that are bound by shimmering accents. An elegant Kufic inscription adorns the concentric medallion, which has a dramatic center-of-the-universe presence. Charming scalloped details separate the cerise outer borders from the lavish main borders, which display a regal patina and elegant inset pattern. This antique Syrian textile is a superb work of art and craftsmanship that carries on the legacy of the Levant’s master craftspeople.