End of a towel

Algerian


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

01.6247

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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