End of a towel

Probably Turkish


Overall: 32.5 x 43 cm (12 13/16 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woven with white linen and white silk. The towel is covered with blocks of plain and fancy weaving. On the ends are borders of drawn work, worked with silk and linen. The main border has three hexagonal forms, in the middle of each is a rosette. Between these forms are blocks of drawn work; twisted threads are knotted into the end to make a fringe.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection