121” x 25” (including 3″ netting and tassels)
Silk hand- embroidery on black cotton sateen
Handmade silk netting and tassels
Intricate machine-embroidered black cotton border
Good used condition – 5” of fringe missing from left edge
Illustrated in SILK and COTTON, pages 202-203
This piece, called a “zardevor” or a “dorpech”, was made to hang just below the ceiling of an important room and served as a sort of frieze along one or more walls. Often it was embroidered with words of good wishes or auspicious motifs. This piece has one old pearl button sewn in the center as an amulet to ward off evil spirits.
If you are interested in this wall hanging and would like more information please contact Susan Meller.