Turkish / Textile fragment / second half of the 16th centuryTurkish
Textile fragment
second half of the 16th century

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Anatolian; Turkish
Creator Name-CRT: Turkish
Title: Textile fragment
Title Type: Object name
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Creation Start Date: 1550
Creation End Date: 1599
Creation Date: second half of the 16th century
Object Type: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: Silk and metal thread; a compound weave (satin and twill)
Dimensions: 48 x 26 1/2 in. (121.9 x 67.3 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 52.20.21
Credit Line: Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1952
Rights: http://www.metmuseum.org/

Ottoman textiles illustrate the taste of the period for splendid floral silks, used for garments and furnishings. This vertical pattern, formed by wavy stems, flowers, and leaves, appeared during the second half of the sixteenth century and is stylistically comparable to the ceramic wall tiles in buildings of the period. Swinging in rhythm from right to left on the undulating stalk are composite tulips and peonies, alternating within the curve of the stems. The flowers and leaves are further enhanced with miniature tulips and carnations, both favorite Ottoman motifs, and other naturalistic flowers.

AMICA ID: MMA_.52.20.21
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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