Embroidered Yaglik from Turkey

Turkish yaglik from the nineteenth century. Turkish yaglik from the nineteenth century. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, acc. no. 480-1877.

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London houses a large number of embroidered napkins or towels, called yaglik in Turkish. One particular specimen discussed and illustrated here dates to the nineteenth century and is made of linen with silk thread and metal thread embroidery. It measures 110.5 x 49 cm. Stitches used are the double running stitch and the fishbone stitch.

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 14 August 2020).


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