Aleppo vintage Aghabani type embroidery (113 x 111cm)

£ 72.00

113 x 111 cm  //  3ft 8" x 3ft 8"

Silk embroidery on a silk/cotton plaid.

'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.

• 1950s (French colonial Syria)

Ref. 16907

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