Aghabani or Bengal silk embroidery (104 x 107cm)

£ 180.00

104 x 107cm  //  3ft 4" x 3ft 6"

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. Confusingly the work in yellow silk chain stitch on a fine lightweight cotton ground may be attributed to Bengal in the form of stoles , shawls and rumals ( square covers ) as in this example. Another previous example we once handled came with the signature including the citation of Syrian city Aleppo. So the later is the more probably attribution

• circa 1900


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