This season’s Arts of the Islamic World sale at Sotheby’s London was led by an exceptional Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal-thread panel (çatma), with çintamani and tiger-stripe design from the collection of Argine Benaki Salvago which sold for £1,076,750 (original estimate £300,000 -£600,000), marking a record price for an Ottoman textile at auction. Her entire collection, comprising eight Ottoman textiles and objects as well as Greek textiles sold for a total of £2,361,954.

They encompassing over three continents and a thousand years, :appearing on the auction market for the very first time.

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