Antique 17th Century Ottoman Embroidery 41482
Delightfully vibrant and imaginative, this exciting textile from the Ottoman Empire features oversized botehs and incredibly detailed flowering vine scroll detail work.
Antique Ottoman Embroidery, Ottoman Empire, circa Seventeenth Century – Here is a truly impressive antique textile – an antique Ottoman embroidery that was woven in the lands of the Ottoman Empire during the seventeenth century. Delightfully vibrant and imaginative, this exciting textile from the Ottoman Empire features oversized botehs and incredibly detailed flowering vine scroll detail work. Neatly and effectively divided into three compartments of equal size, this antique Ottoman embroidery is rich with impeccable detail work over just about every square inch. Each of the three equal compartments is bounded by a complex border in which a pattern of delightfully detailed floral elements of red and botehs of blue alternate. Within each compartment, a similar pattern is carried out, but here there are outsized botehs (which are also referred to as paisleys) that dominate the action. Just as in the borders, though, there is hardly any negative space here: even where the red and blue detail work is absent, a sprawling network of green vine scrolls can be found. A delightfully complex piece, this antique Ottoman embroidery is a truly impressive example.