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Embroidered Turkish napkin

Turkish
19th–20th century (?)


Object Place: Turkey

Dimensions

54 x 113 cm (21 1/4 x 44 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

43.752

Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Towel or Napkin. Rectangular piece of unpatterned white cotton gauze. At either end is a laterally repeating stylized oasis motif. Beneath this is the repeating small motif of a stylized hillside with cypress trees. Several flat metal disks with inscriptions are pendant from each end edge. Polychrome silk yarns and metal strips. Some missing yarns; several small stains on ground. Lateral seam in ground at center.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection