Re: Polish Tents?
- I didn't know that tent was displayed inside out, but many are
intentionally displayed that way in museums -- or the museum shows the
inner tent liner, but not the boring verdigris outside.
Nurhan Atasoy mentions several of the elements of this tent being off,
which strongly suggests that it is not of Turkish manufacture, but
rather of Polish manufacture designed to look Turkish. She also dates
it to the early 18th century. The panels are certainly not as busy as
earlier Turkish ones.
I've never seen a 17th or 16th century illustration with a marquee
that has a rectangular base and straight sides. Round & Oval bases
predominate, and most (not all have sloping sides at that time.