Part of a towel

Moroccan


Dimensions

Overall: 22 x 46.5 cm (8 11/16 x 18 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1393

Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is of white cotton. On one end is worked with dull red silk, a border of diamonds and leaf-like forms set close together. Above this are conventional trees; the sides and ends are buttonholed. The embroidery is done with a stitch very similar to that used in the Italian punto tirato.

Credit Line

Gift of A. W. Longfellow