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  • Loom width with floral and tiger–stripe design, 16th century
    Turkey, Bursa
    Silk, metal–wrapped thread; lampas (kemha); L. 79 5/8 in. (202.2 cm), W. 26 1/2 in. (67.3 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1944 (44.41.3)

    This loom-width panel features an unusual combination of elements from the chintamani motif and floral iconography. The wavy lines, alternately referenced as “tiger stripes” or “flames” in the context of chintamani, is paired with a triple sprig of stylized blossoms derived from the repertoire of the nakkaşhane (royal workshop). The iconography of this panel is also embellished with tiny geometric details within the lattice framework that resemble wood inlay. The whole composition is overlaid with feathery leaves echoing the arabesque forms, and executed with gold metal-wrapped thread for maximum effect.

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  • Loom width with floral and tiger-stripe design, 16th century
    Turkey, Bursa
    Silk, metal-wrapped thread; lampas (kemha); L. 79 5/8 in. (202.2 cm), W. 26 1/2 in. (67.3 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1944 (44.41.3)

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