Doily, Parisian pattern
Museum of Applied Art
First half of the 20th century
H: 58cm, W: 60cm
A Pirot doily (šustikla) with the Parisian pattern (Pariska šara) was used as a chair seat cover. The central field is filled with larger ornaments called bombs (bombe) and smaller ornaments called bibice, arranged alternately in rows or columns. The wide outer border (ploča) is decorated with the Queens’s sleeve (kraljičin rukav) ornament. The colours used are: red, green, blue, pink, black and white. According to tradition, the Queens’s sleeve ornament was created upon request of Queen Natalija of Serbia, modelled on the pattern found on the sleeve of her Wallachian folk shirt. Most probably, the ornament represents a stylized vine.
By stylistic analysis, material and technique
Purchased in 1985
Vitković-Žikić, M., Pirotski ćilimi = Les Kilims de Pirot, Belgrade: Muzej primenjene umetnosti, 2001.
Petković, M., and Vlatković, R., Pirotski ćilim [Abstract in English], Belgrade: Srpska akademija nauka i umetnosti, 1996.
Stojanović, D., Pirotski ćilimi [Summary in English], Belgrade: Muzej primenjene umetnosti, 1987.
Draginja Maskareli "Doily, Parisian pattern" [db_in_citation_dca] 2017. http://www.discovercarpetart.org/database_item.php?itemId=object;DCA;sb;Mus31;17;en
Prepared by: Draginja Maskareli
MWNF Working Number: RS1_017