A Beautiful Small Size Antique Ottoman Embroidery Textile, Country Of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: 18th Century – This magnificent antique Ottoman embroidered textile was made in Turkey around the 18th century. This beautiful antique textile features embroidered floral-inspired designs using both red and blue tones on a field of more neutral colors. The neutral colors make the more vibrant colors pop, making this design extremely eye catching.
The antique textile’s interior design is complex and the floral elements are interlocking, making this a demonstration of immense skill. The amount of time required to create complicated embroidery on a small scale, especially during the Ottoman period, makes this small size antique textile extremely impressive as well as being a very special historical piece. The design itself features floral elements that resemble multiple different types of flowers. This makes the design very dynamic and interesting to look at. Along with the flowers, there are vine-inspired elements that draw the eye through the design based on their arrangement as well as the cooler colors used in their embroidery.
The designs are complicated and complex but do have repeating elements throughout, with the main body of the Ottoman textile appearing to be divided into four separate quadrants. The circular vine-inspired elements of this design appear four times in the design, giving it a symmetry that is extremely beautiful to look at. It is obvious when looking at this design that there was a lot of thought and time put into the embroidery and the textile itself. Turkey is known for it’s stunning textile designs and this is no exception. This antique Ottoman embroidery textile is beautiful to look at as well as carrying a lot of historical significance.