Ottoman Turkish wallet

Leather wallet lined with silk and embroidered with metal threads, Istanbul, dated 1682. Leather wallet lined with silk and embroidered with metal threads, Istanbul, dated 1682. Courtesy Victoria & Albert Museum, London, acc. no. 1981/830.

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London houses an embroidered leather wallet, dated 1682, from Ottoman Turkey. It is worked with metal threads and lined with silk. It measures 62 x 23 cm.

The wallet is embroidered wih gold thread. The designs include arabesques and floral motifs. A text reads: Sir William Portman / Constantinople 1682.

Victoria and Albert Museum online catalogue.

WV, 25-02-2018

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