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Persian Qalamkar Tray Cover with Arabic Inscriptions.

Persian Qalamkar Tray Cover with Arabic Inscriptions.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1206101

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A round tray cover made of glazed cotton lavishly block-printed and dyed, produced in Isfahan in the 19th century. Centrally a blossom surrounded by rows of boteh, meandering flowers, cartouches with Arabic inscriptions etc. Qalamkar textiles were especially popular in Persia, often imported from India (here called Kalamkari). From a Swiss gentleman's study collection, mainly comprising Persian textiles. For similar tray covers please look at the V&A publication by Jennifer Wearden and Patricia L. Baker: "Iranian Textiles": nos. 88 and 89. Condition: no lining, some stains, border with loss. Dimension: diameter: 108.5 cm.