Towel

Turkish
Ottoman
19th century


Object Place: Turkey

Dimensions

35.56 x 193.04 cm (14 x 76 in.)

Accession Number

2000.804

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with gold and silver-toned metallic threads

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Linen plain weave, embroidered with stylized plants in metallic threads. Condition: large, faint stain at side center; several smaller, darker stains at center.

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