Aleppo Aghabani silk embroidery (108 x 108cm)


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108 x 108 cm  //  3ft 7" x 3ft 7"

Aghabani is the name given to Levantine / Syrian silk embroideries. The name purportedly from two Aleppo families said to have started this type of work, Al-Agha and Al-Bani. Works in yellow silk chain stitch on a fine lightweight cotton and silk ground. From another piece it was possible to read in badly written Arabic script the word ﺣَﻠَﺐ 'Haleb' (Aleppo).

•  first half 20th cent

Ref. 16247

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