A LATE OTTOMAN PENTANGULAR CEREMONIAL BANNER.
Ottoman Provinces, 20th century.
Of crimson satin silk, the field worked in yellow metal filament in thuluth script with the declaration of faith in Arabic, the borders with Surat-al Falaq (Qur’an 113, on deliverance from evil magic and jealousy) in silver metal filament, the five corners with honorific titles for Abdul Rahman, lined with red silk cenotaph-cover lampas, woven typically with chevron patterns filled with prayers and the declaration of faith.
102cm x 72cm max.
Provenance: Timeline Auctions, 4 September 2018, lot 494;
Property of a Hampstead Gentleman, in his family collection since the 1970’s.