Towel

American
Probably 18th century


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

75 x 52 cm (29 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

56.858

Medium or Technique

Linen weaving with silk embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Warp: linen; Weft: linen; Design: Zigzags, symetrically arranged to form rows of lozenges in main field of towel, with vertical zig-zags bordering sides (16 harness Mrs. G. C. Reed). Cross stitch letters B. P. (Bethiah Pepper) and figure 9 in upper left hand corner. Tape loop, middle of top.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jason Westerfield