Turkish Woman at her Embroidery Frame, Jean Baptiste Vanmour, c. 1720 - c. 1737

Turkish Woman at her Embroidery Frame, Jean Baptiste Vanmour, c. 1720 - c. 1737

oil on canvas, h 33.5cm × w 26.5cm. More details

Needlework was highly regarded by Ottoman women of all classes: sewing and embroidery were part of their education. Young women made their own trousseaux and embellished pillows, clothing, towels and napkins with beautiful embroidered floral motifs. In The First Day at School –on view in this gallery –the girl’s embroidery frame is brought along to school.

On display in room 1.3

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