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Towel

Moroccan (Fez)
18th–19th century


Object Place: Morocco

Dimensions

Overall: 121 x 120cm (47 5/8 x 47 1/4in.)

Accession Number

46.716

Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Wide end and narrow side borders with repeating lozenge motives and, on the inside edge of the end borders, a row of repeating highly stylized geometric floral (?) motifs. In each corner of the other-wise unpatterned central field is a geometric spray angled towards the center. Navy blue silk yarns on a tan cotton ground. Attached short black end fringe. Slightly soiled.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection