115 x 119cm // 3ft 8" x 3ft 9"
Aghabani is the name given to Levantine / Syrian silk embroideries. This example being perhaps the oldest and fnest example in extent.
The name purportedly from two Aleppo families said to have started this type of work Al-Agha and Al-Bani. Worked in yellow silk chain stitch on a fine lightweight silk ground following an ink drawing. From another piece it was possible to read in badly written Arabic script the word ﺣَﻠَﺐ ' Haleb ' ( Aleppo ) proving attribution.
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