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Yastik

Object Name:
Cushion cover
Date:
17th century
Geography:
Turkey
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Silk, cotton, metal wrapped thread; cut and voided velvet, brocaded
Dimensions:
Textile: H. 46 1/4 in. (117.5 cm) W. 26 1/4 in. (66.7 cm) Mount: H. 49 1/4 in. (125.1 cm) W. 29 1/2 in. (74.9 cm) D. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917
Accession Number:
17.120.126
  • Description

    Yastiks are cushion covers used by the Ottoman elite to decorate the interiors of their palaces. They are distinguished by their rectangular shape, a dominant red velvet background, and a composition framed on both sides with a band formed of a linear repeating motif. These cushion covers were produced in quantity; the same pattern type was woven one after the other in a continuous length on the loom and later cut to size.

  • Provenance

    Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher, New York (until his d.1917; bequeathed to MMA)

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    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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