Yastik Cushion Cover

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Rectangular silk velvets, such as this textile, would have been used to cover cushions, or yastik, on a low seating platform. They feature staggered rows of dramatic floral medallions set against a crimson ground. The ends of the textiles exhibit borders of repeating floral motifs set into rows of small arched forms known as lappets.

Yastik Cushion Cover, Silk, cotton, metal wrapped thread; cut and voided velvet (çatma), brocaded

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