Description: This five-paneled Ottoman soldier's blanket is primarily made of undyed, unbleached wool on a horizontal loom. It is expertly stitched together and features a beautiful fringe in cream and red with a single, delicate red line of yarn crossing one end. The long edges are bound by a red yarn. Very slight, accidental bleeding of red on the long edges has actually enhanced the beauty of this historic blanket in that the red fringe area and the edges now display a greater balance of color. The fringe and use of red were likely a creative way to make the piece more easily identifiable by the soldier who owned it.
Estimated Age: 19th century
Dimensions: 242 cm × 190 cm