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Niche curtain

XIX century

National History Museum of Azerbaijan

National History Museum of Azerbaijan

In the interior of houses, wall openings so-called niche had the main place. They were covered by curtains decorated with various embroidery techniques for the inside of niches not to be seen. These curtains called “Niche Curtain” were one of the real signs of the social status of families. The presented curtain was made of dark blue silk fabric, ornaments were embroidered by purl embroidery method and with silk threads.

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  • Title: Niche curtain
  • Date Created: XIX century
  • Location: Azerbaijan, Sheki
  • Physical Dimensions: 55 cm x 45 cm
  • Medium: Embroidery. Curtain.

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