20th century
59.25 in WIDE
(150.49 cm WIDE)
Gift of Anne Webster


This is one in a series of 12 textiles by Dorothe Gould Pratt given to the Oakland Museum of California. Much of her textile work was done in and/or inspired by time she lived in Turkey. The fabric in this piece is heavier than the bluk of the other textiles in this collection. This might be a model for a table cloth because it appears to be almost a square, with one seam across the center. In the center is a large medallion, edged with a ring of flowers, then a small decorative circular band, then another ring of flowers - doubled and hanging from stems with bows or leaves at the end nearest the center, then a chain-like band, with ducks or birds forms the outer ring. There appears to be an urn-like decoration at each of the 4 corners, above which is printed " Sefageldiniz." Flowers and boirds fill the space between the decorative ring (or now the extension of the medallion) and the outer border, decorated with a scalloped design that has rays extending from it toward the edges.

Used: Dorothe Gould Pratt | Design | Research

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