Rare and Collectible Antique 17th Century Ottoman Embroidery Textile 41482
Delightfully vibrant and imaginative, this exciting textile from the Ottoman Empire features oversized botehs and incredibly detailed flowering vine scroll detail work.
A Beautiful Rare And Collectible Antique Ottoman Embroidery Textile, Woven In: Ottoman Empire, Circa: Seventeenth Century – Here is a truly impressive antique textile – an antique Ottoman embroidery textile 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 out sized boteh designs, 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. One need not be an exert in art and textile history to feel just how special this ottoman textile truly is. From the colors selected, to the scale and placement of the patterns, this antique embroidery textile is a delightfully complex piece and is a truly impressive example.
For people who are looking to buy rugs or textiles with an historic feel, the early rugs and textiles, especially those woven during the 17th century and back, are probably the best weavings one could buy. Not only are they beautiful to look at, these are the kinds of pieces that will transport you back in time, perhaps to a more fascinating and romantic place in our evolution. If you are looking for a rare piece and collectible example to use as a wall hanging tapestry, this one should warrant some serious consideration.