Velvet with chintamani pattern, silk & metal lamella; Turkey; mid-16th C.; 95×114 cm _The chintamani pattern is most assoc'd w/ art of the Ottoman Empire, but it is older & prob. originated w/ Central Asian Turkic peoples. ...interpreted as a combin'n of tiger stripes & leopard spots, referring to manly courage. The pattern is found in diff. variations. _ The famed Ottoman textile industry had its ctr in Bursa, but many of the patterns were designed in the royal studio in Istanbul. Ottoman Empire, Silk, Pattern Turkey, Mid 16Th Century, Lamella Turkey, Metals Lamella, Velvet, Mid16Th Century, Chintamani Pattern
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Fragment of pile carpet; wool on cotton ground, India, Mughal, c.1600. _From a lrg carpet presumed to have been made for the court of the Great Mughal Akbar. A grotesque, almost nightmarish world of animals & mythical creatures devouring one another. __The motif is not Islamic, but found in other Mughal art, & was rooted in the local Hindu art tradition. Pile carpets came to India from the north w/ Muslims. Fragments from this carpet are among the oldest that exist from the Indian subcontinent.
Ottoman silk with crescent motif, Turkey (16th century). collection: Musée Historique des Tissus, Lyon. via Hali