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Punto tagliato or tela tagliata cut-work towel

Italian
probably 19th century


Dimensions

121.5 x 49.5 cm (47 13/16 x 19 1/2 in.); Legacy dimension: .495 x 1.215 including fringe

Accession Number

33.452

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: cream colored linen. Design: across each end a band of cut-work worked in linen thread, combined with flat embroidery in cream, blue, and green silk. The bands are different, in one is a zig-zag of cut-work, in the other a row of crosses. A silk and linen fringe sewed across each end.

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Mifflin Hammond