A pouch with embroidered tapestry design

Made in Turkey, 1860-1900.

Embroidered pouch, tapestry, maker unknown, (Turkey), 1860-1900

A heavily decorated pouch with elaborate floral designs that are stitched onto a purple velvet ground. The stitching is of a very fine silver metal that resembles a filigree styled pattern. The flowers are raised, some with coloured stitching inside and some with a red velvet background. The opening at the top has an undulating pattern to the top of the bag with fine woven metal draw strings to both sides. The bag has a metal tasse...

Summary

H5049-8
Embroidered pouch, tapestry, maker unknown, (Turkey), 1860-1900

A heavily decorated pouch with elaborate floral designs that are stitched onto a purple velvet ground. The stitching is of a very fine silver metal that resembles a filigree styled pattern. The flowers are raised, some with coloured stitching inside and some with a red velvet background. The opening at the top has an undulating pattern to the top of the bag with fine woven metal draw strings to both sides. The bag has a metal tassel to one side of the drawstring and also another at the base of the bag. The lining on the inside consists of a blue fabric.

Dimensions

160 mm

Production

This style of purse and pouch is typical of Turkish designs and production. It was made around 1860-1900.
1860-1900

Cite this Object

A pouch with embroidered tapestry design 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 November 2017, <https://ma.as/241703>
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