Turkish embroidery. Napkin, 19th century. this is ‘two-sided embroidery’ (front and rear are identical). Could also be used as an apron in festive women’s costumes (generally in Thrace and northwest Anatolia).
Turkey, 18th century, embroidery: silk and silver filé on linen tabby ground, Average: 200 x 26.2 cm (78 11/16 x 10 5/16 in). Harold North Fowler Collection 1956.679