Antique Ottoman Embroidery, Turkey, circa 17th Century – Here is an exciting antique Oriental rug – in fact, an antique Ottoman embroidery that was woven in Turkey during the 17th century. This exceptional and fine weaving is characterized by a lovely pattern that depicts vibrant birds and flowers. Delightfully imaginative, this antique embroidery includes a myriad of whimsical flourishes, from its bold and colorful depictions of birds to its intriguing two-dimensional treatment of three-dimensional figures. The simple pallet of ivory, red and blue is beautifully suited to the subject matter, that is both straightforward and layered at the same time. The traditional nature of this compelling embroidery combined with its considerable age make it a fascinating historical and cultural artifact. Further, its relatable subject matter and whimsical aesthetic make it an approachable piece that is just as captivating today as it was when it was first woven, three centuries ago in the Ottoman empire. A fascinating and appealing creation, this antique eighteenth century Ottoman embroidery is a delightful example of an important style of fine weaving.