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Towel

Italian
probably 17th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Height x width: 16 15/16 x 55 1/2 in. (43 x 141 cm) including fringe

Accession Number

38.1076

Medium or Technique

Lace, point - reticella

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White linen with bands of reticella across each end. The linen apparently is not original; the designs of broad bands are not alike. Design: at one end circles and quarter circles within squares; at the other end large circles with eight, radiating points alternating with crudely shaped vases with pair of small animals on top, embroidered with knots, repaired. Fringe sewed on each end. Much repaired.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman