Beautiful Collection of Early and Rare Antique Ottoman Embroidery Textiles

Ottoman Embroidery Textiles – The art of embroidery, especially that using silk as a long history in Oriental textile production reaching well back into the Islamic past into Central Asia, and ultimately to China, the source of all silk production. The early Turkish Seljuk, when they first arrived in Persia and Anatolia between the eleventh and the thirteenth centuries, must have brought the art of silk embroidery with them from their Central Asian homeland.

By the time the Osmanli or Ottoman Turks became a major power in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, antique rug weaving and silk embroidery was well established in Turkey as a luxury court production, often made within the harem of the sultan in the Topkapi Palace itself.

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