End of a towel



44 x 355 cm (17 5/16 x 139 3/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 3.55 x .44

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

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Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Unbleached linen gauze: on the ends and sides are borders on which are conventional flowers set closely together with spaces between. The spaces between the large flowes are filled in with small ones. On each end are borders of drawn work and gold fringe, which has been added later. The embroidery is done with dark and light blue, dark red and violet, salmon pink, green and black silk, and silver and gold thread.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection