Mystery Textile Number 3
Here is Richard's third mystery textile:
Hum… Indian embroidery?
Found this on the web: Kashmir Shawl Border, circa 1820.
Maybe… or maybe not.
very good but no cigar . . . in fact not one thing correct.
more guesses please !
come on rug community this one isnt that difficult.
and for a little verbal clue
little very little
Zarathustra's pyjama jacket.
600 b.Chr. North Iran
Dear folks -
Perhaps the embroidered edge of a Turkish towel.
R. John Howe
IMO - detail from an contemporary Kasmiri (or NW Indian) weaving, probably a
throw or a pillow case. Crude stitching not at all like the Kasmiri shawls known
to the West.
Richard sent another clue:
Here's Richard's third clue on this piece:
... and a new one:
The boteh looks like a flame in the first image.
It isn't a Burka.
But, the size could cover the head.
It's square I think.
Most Indian garments are rectangular.
No, it isn't big. It isn't square.
A book cover?
The border design in the corners isn't India style.
India style is doing things with your the tongue between the teeth.
That's it for now.
We have a winner !!!!
congradulations to vincent keer
kirman embroidered square kirman [sometimes kerman]
is in persia
about 85 cm
silk and metal embroidery on very fine cotton
19th century [THIS IS A VERY WIDE DATING perhpas youi want to guess which half?]
and thanks to the others who participated in this thread . . . you have guessed well and stradled to target by guessing kashmir and turkey allowing vincent to zero in . . bravi !!!
Here is a piece from the same area.
This is an image of a Kirman niche form which has been dated to around 1800 -- sorry about the poor image, the textile is under plexiglass.
These early white ground Kirman embroideries are not all that common. Somewhat later ones - often on red ground - can be more often seen.
and again, congratulations to Vincent Keer.
and as to his material prize ---- when and if ever Turkotek decides to make a tee shirt, Vincent will be allowed to purchase one at full price.