Monday, 4 August 2014

Antique Ottoman Kutnu Silk Robe

Late 19th Century Ottoman Kutnu Silk Robe

Made from fine silk probably woven in Aleppo. This type of fabric was also woven in Anatolia, mainly in Gaziantep, after is came from Syria in the 1600s. Made between about 1880 and 1920, the textile pattern is called 'Mejidiyeh qutnu' from the Arabic word qutni, which describes the fine silk and cotton weft. This luxurious robe is in very good condition for its age and is 130cm long and 142cm across from cuff to cuff.

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