In this category we put woven patterned and embroidered fabrics that were used for clothing, decorating tents, decorating animals such as horses and camels, as well as textiles used in wedding and funerary rites and for religious purposes.
In the Near and Middle East, as well as in central Asia, textiles have always been an important part of the dowries, and in nomadic society’s textile was the ideal material for light and easily movable household and dwelling articles. Camels, sheep and goats provided the necessary raw materials. And then of course there was silk, it’s secret being smuggled out of China in the 5th century by a Chinese princess who hid eggs of the silk worm in her hair; silk that became one of the most imported trade articles along the famous ‘Silk’ Road…
embroidered mihrab hanging
Ouzbek embroidery in Singer-stiched cotton on a raw silk base (composed of 3 strips) and lined with a narrow strip of card weaving. The mihrab motif points towards a religious purpose.. replica Cartier uk
Condition: very good, some minor stains.
84 x 163 cm. Ca 1920
Panerai diving replica
Price: 750 € EUR
Embroidery from Sumatra, saffron colored silk on very thin cotton, with Islamic symbol of the crescent with star and some calligraphic medallions.
Condition: some small holes and spots
133 x 133 cm. Around 1900
Price: 1000 € EUR