Aleppo antique Aghabani silk embroidery (96 x 94cm)

£ 144.00

96 x 94 cm  //  3ft 2" x 3ft 1"

'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. 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.

Lined with a cream cotton twill sheen finish

• 1920s (French colonial Syria)

Ref. 16880

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