CountryOttoman Empire, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Wool appliqué, and silk and metal thread embroidery on wool
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Jeff Bain
. Wall Hanging. 1700s-1800s. Wool appliqué, and silk and metal thread embroidery on wool. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Jeff Bain. 1983.234.
Dimensionsheight: 70 1/2 in, 179.0700 cm; width: 49 1/2 in, 125.7300 cm
DepartmentTextile Art and Fashion
CollectionTextile Art and Fashion-Asian
This exuberant embroidery shows influences from both the East and West. While the lavish florals reflect a European design influence, the shape of the niche mirrors the mihrab form found on Near Eastern prayer rugs. The border echoes carpet and manuscript patterns not unlike those found on the nearby page of calligraphy from Iran. Additionally, you might notice that the curlicue design elements in the wall hanging are similar to the top of the wicker armchair.
Known ProvenanceGifted December 1983 by Mr. Jeffrey Bain [Aurora, CO., b. 1950] to the Denver Art Museum
- "Inspiration and Imagination: Cross-Cultural Influences in the Textile Arts," May 16 - October 18, 1998 (DAM)
- "Fabulous Floral Fabrics," November 23, 2002 - May 4, 2003 (DAM)
- "Cover Story," May 19, 2013 - April 27, 2014 (DAM)