Antique Ottoman Textile, Country Of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: 17th Century – Delightfully vibrant and energetic, this textile showcases its exciting and complex pattern that unfolds throughout in exquisite detail. Effectively divided into three long and narrow portions, this antique Ottoman textile is an intriguing composition, the energy of which moves vertically through the narrow spaces, which are demarcated with subtle yet dynamic borders. Both the pallet and the subject matter – reds, blues and ivory; and flowers – are popular in Ottoman textiles, though their treatment here is unique and compelling. Both the outer borders and the internal borders feature a pattern of alternating blue paisleys and flowers with dazzling red petals. A similar pattern is carried on outside of the borders, though the paisleys here are dramatically larger. Beautifully blossoming vine scrolls unfold throughout the textile, the complexity of which is dazzling. A beautiful example, this antique Ottoman textile is an truly compelling work.