Towel

Turkish
Ottoman
19th century


Object Place: Turkey

Dimensions

46.99 x 116.84 cm (18 1/2 x 46 in.)

Accession Number

2000.801

Medium or Technique

Fine linen embroidered with silk and metallic thread

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fine linen plain weave, embroidered with houses and plants in polychrome silk and metallic thread. Condition: embroidery and ground good; many small old food stains.

Provenance

Purchased about 1922 by the mother of Dr. Zekiye Suleyman Eglar in Tiflis, Georgian Republic, where she lived; inherited by Dr. Eglar from her mother's estate prior to World War II and brought to the USA; inherited in 1983 from Dr. Eglar's estate by her nephew, Fazal Chowdhry, the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Fazal A. Chowdhry in honor of Dr. Zekiye Suleyman Eglar