Black and White Tulip Silk Cushion

This dramatic black and grey design on an off-white background features slender tulip motifs with carnations, running riot on Bursa silk with silver highlights.

In Turkey these motifs decorate walls of Iznik tiles, glide across silk textiles, sparkle from the gilding on steel armour and are shown gracefully erect on beautiful carpets from the Ladik region. In fact the craze for this flower among Ottoman court society gave rise to the Tulip Period, or Tulip Era, from 1718 – 1730. As for Bursa silk, traditionally Bursa was famous for being the largest centre of the silk trade on the lucrative Silk Road during the Byzantine, and later the Ottoman, empires.

The backing of this cushion is of pure Indian silk, and the filler is included.

Country of Origin: India

Size: 16" x 16"

Product Code: A01-033

Price: Rs3,000

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