Towel

Turkish
Ottoman
late 19th century or early 20th century


Object Place: Turkey

Dimensions

39.37 x 231.14 cm (15 1/2 x 91 in.)

Accession Number

2000.807

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with polychrome silk and metallic threads

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Linen plain weave embroidered with leaf motifs, branches, and flowers, in polychrome (mostly green) silk and metallic threads. Condition: good; several minute stains and discolorations.

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