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Embroidered towel

Turkish (Balkan)
19th century

Object Place: Balkan, Turkey


44.5 x 200 cm (17 1/2 x 78 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Embroidered towel, coarse white cotton ground woven with warp stripes of heavier white cotton along across each side border of stylized plants across each end, worked with pink, yellow, and brown wool, blue cotton, and tarnished metal thread, band of open work, knotting, and needle weaving worked with blue, white and pink cotton across each end, deep cream colored cotton fringe, edges three sides of this band, occasional tassels of pink, blue, and white cotton attached to fringe.

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund