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Scarf

Turkish
1800–50


Object Place: Turkey

Dimensions

53 x 225 cm (20 7/8 x 88 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

68.38

Medium or Technique

Cotton; embroidered, satin stitch

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Natural color cotton, embroidered with gilt yarns and polychrome silk yarns, mostly in satin stitch. Border design of an undulating vine with different kinds of leaves and flowers. On each end with in the border two more vines placed diagonally form compartments for design of pavilions and star crescent. Gilt fringe on both ends. Fabric is stiff, yellowed, and stained in places. Much of the gilt is tarnished or worn off.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. C. Willard Bigelow