Fragment of a Kaftan Back

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This fragment originally was part of a kaftan back and is created in the distinctive luxury silk fabric technique with silver- or goldcolored threads known in Turkish as seraser and in French as taqueté. In the mid- to late sixteenth century, very eccentric largescale designs were preferred, as they were visible from a distance and favored for parade garments.

Fragment of a Kaftan Back, Silk, metal wrapped thread; taqueté (seraser)

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