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Lot 134 (Islamic & Indian Art, 29th October 2020)

AN EMBROIDERED BANJA LUKA OTTOMAN HANGING AND TWO OTTOMAN PANELS
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ottoman Balkans and Provinces, late 19th century

AN EMBROIDERED BANJA LUKA OTTOMAN HANGING AND TWO OTTOMAN PANELS
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ottoman Balkans and Provinces, late 19th century

The deep purple-brown cotton ground heavily appliqued in shaped fragments of polychrome wool, and couched and raised silver metallic thread with a dazzling floral urn flanked by a pair of columns beneath a tall arch, the outer borders a profusion of floral tendrils, lined in blue cotton, 180cm x 120cm; and two further Ottoman hangings, worked in metallic threads with pseudo-calligraphic embellishments, 158cm x 104cm, and 178cm x 53cm.

Provenance (one Ottoman hanging): Hotel Drouot-Richelieu Paris, 26 February 2014, lot 71.
Provenance (Banja Luka hanging): Christie's South Kensington, 8 October 2010, lot 257.

Sold for £375

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