Balkan Small Tapestry Panel
This small tapestry panel was made in the Balkans in the 19th century out of silk and metallic thread.
The panel is decorated with a geometric design. The outer borders are decorated with leaves against a fret design . The decorated stripes are interspersed with plain crimson stripes. This type of slit tapestry work is similar to the kilim technique. This piece was probably used as an apron.
Circa: late 19th century
Material: Silk and metal thread brocade
Dimensions: 34" x 16"
Inventory number: TX4042