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Persian, Turkish or Ottoman Insignia?

Postby cordierantiques on 19 Jul 2012 22:08

Good afternoon, I am new to this forum and I hope I am posting in the correct place.

I am researching what I have been told is a Persian military insignia piece and so far have been unsuccessful in finding out anything about it. The main burgundy velvet panel measures approx. 10-1/2" x 5" and is surrounded by a 3/4" braided trim of burgundy and metallic gold thread. It is also decorated with additional braided burgundy and metallic gold thread "tassels" (two on each side and 23 along the bottom). I am attaching a photo.

I am hopeful somone may recognize this piece - any suggestions or information will be most welcome. Thank you!

Regards,

Ellen
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Re: Persian, Turkish or Ottoman Insignia?

Postby Marcus Wendel on 20 Jul 2012 17:04

:welcome:

Unfortunately I can't help you with the identification but you might want to post it also in the Ottoman Empire section of the AHF forum at http://forum.axishistory.com/viewforum.php?f=80

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Re: Persian, Turkish or Ottoman Insignia?

Postby cordierantiques on 20 Jul 2012 18:40

Thank you for your quick reply and suggestion - I will try there. Thank you!

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Ellen
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Re: Persian, Turkish or Ottoman Insignia?

Postby Armiger on 20 Jul 2012 19:03

Persian standards are certainly known to have such tassels. See the Derafshe Kaviani, or Royal Standard of the Sassanid Emperors at

http://aryamehr11.blogspot.se/2007/10/l ... viani.html
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Re: Persian, Turkish or Ottoman Insignia?

Postby cordierantiques on 20 Jul 2012 23:44

Thank you very much for the lead - I do appreciate it. I will research the standard via the website you provided. We may be onto something! Many thanks!

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