This 60" x 68" handmade copper mesh panel was originally a Turkish drapery finished with a linen embroidered border. The copper chainmail drapery, from the 18th century, can be made into a pillow or hung as a minimalistic tapestry or used as a window covering.
It’s approximately the size of a full bed. We are including an extra smaller piece of this fabric that measures 18” x 28”, which is double-hemmed with linen and copper stitching with the larger piece for this price.
This is but one of many luxurious one-of-a-kind antiques we have in our Pensacola atelier, as we have row upon row of textiles that include everything from antique French heirloom linens and primitive Austro-Hungarian Empire textiles to Art Deco and Bohemian specimens—at last count two million one-of-a-kind linens of the finest quality.
If you see a beautiful specimen on this site that you would like to see in person and you cannot visit us but you are a regular at either Round Top or the High Point Market, we will happily bring it to one of these shows so you can see for yourself how remarkable it is. See our Calendar of Events page for fair dates and let us know if we can bring our sumptuousness to you.
Known as a country that has produced some of the world’s most exquisite textile weavers, the Turkish art of fabric-making was originally focused around Anatolia during the Seljuk, Feudal and Ottoman periods. The Ottoman world is likely the best known for its sumptuous textiles woven with shimmering silk and metallic threads. Exquisitely decorated satins and velvets were cherished by both the Ottomans and the Europeans, who considered them the height of luxury. These textiles reflected the majesty of kings and the wealth of their courts to those seeking refinement for their own homes.
Dating far earlier—during the Chalcholithic Age—copper was excavated in Turkey as early as 5500 BC, also near Anatolia where metal objects dating back to this year have been discovered. At one time the culture residing in this area was the most advanced on earth, proof is in the fine artifacts found in the region and fabrics like this copper chainmail panel that exist today.