Pair of towel ends (?) sewn together or cover

Turkish
18th century


Object Place: Turkey

Dimensions

Overall: 67.5 x 37 cm (26 9/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.1504

Medium or Technique

Linen, Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Plain linen ground, embroidered with polychrome silks, predominantly shades of green and salmon, and gold and silver yarns; stitches resembling satin and double darning. Motif showing flowering potted plant repeated to form bands. Narrow bands at each end show undulating vines with leaves and clusters of berries. Selvedges along sides. A few light brown stains. Metals worn and tarnished.

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt—Charles Bain Hoyt Collection