Sunday, August 17, 2008

Embroidered Door Curtain

silk curtain embroidered with gold and silver by calligrapher sami efendi
Specially woven for Ottomans in Syria and Egypt, this door curtain of silk was embroidered with gold and silver. The writings belong to Sami Efendi (1838-1912), the renowned hattat (calligrapher) of the period.

Dimensions: 250x168 cm.

Tagged with a price of $ 90,000, the piece is still not sold.


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