TWO EMBROIDERED VELVET WALL HANGINGS.
Hijaz, Ottoman Provinces, 19th century.
A pair of embroidered wall hangings, the grounds a profusion of coloured silks, heavily worked in metallic thread wound around a silk core with a stylised Cyprus tree containing greetings in Arabic, elaborately worked in scrolling designs, the border with Arabic pseudo-lettering, the lower register with a geometric grid design.
251cm x 59cm.
Provenance: UK Auction art market, 1990.