Birch bark ✞When through the woods, and forest glades I wander, And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees. When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur And see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.✞
Lampas-woven textile with tulips, silk and silver lamella. Turkey; 2nd half of 16th century. Large, stylized tulips make it a fine example of the highly original and magnificent patterns that were designed in the Ottoman court studios. So much gold and silver thread was used for certain textiles that the sultans prohibited their production for periods, since they drained the reserves of precious metals.