TWO EMBROIDERED VELVET WALL HANGINGS.
Hijaz, Ottoman Provinces, 19th century.
A pair of richly embroidered wall hangings, the ochre grounds with looped and voided burgundy silk velvet, worked in arabesques around an appliqued central cartouche containing blessings to the ruler in Arabic, the lower border with a trellis grid, the outer border with Arabic inscriptions.
241cm x 66cm.
Provenance: UK Auction art market, 1990.