Stuff Flowers of Silk & Gold: Four Centuries of Ottoman Embroidery
by Sumru Belger Krody
ISBN-10: 1858941059
ISBN-13: 9781858941059
Merrell Publishers Limited
2000
HC w/ Dust Jacket
Pages: 160
Language(s): English
Like New/Like New - Very light cover and edge wear.
$20.00

Until now, the rich textile tradition of the Ottoman Empire has rarely been given the detailed consideration it deserves. Sumru Belger Krody here examines the practice of the intricate art of embroidery which united the various ethnic and religious groups of the empire under a single aesthetic and gave rise to flowers of silk and gold that still enchant our imagination. The Textile Museum's renowned collection of Ottoman embroidery began with a single purchase by its founder, George Hewitt Myers, in 1915. Flowers of Silk and Gold introduces this little-known but highly important collection for the first time.