Sunday, August 24, 2008

Silk Handkerchief

silk handkerchief with skulls or ghosts
From the very first moment, this silk handkerchief has troubled me. It was customary to make handkerchiefs to commemorate special events or as a souvenir, but this one is a mystery to me. It looks Ottoman, fine. Yet, it is very odd in the sense that something is not right with it. Could be the skulls (or ghosts) on the left or the figures (I can not quite make out what) beneath the mosque.

Estimated value: $ 500

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