Towel

American (Andover, Massachusetts)
19th century


Object Place: Andover, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

114 x 53 cm (44 7/8 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

49.455

Medium or Technique

Linen figured twill with cotton embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Woven in cream-colored linen in lozenge twill. Bordered on all sides by herringbone weave. At each end four very fine stripes of pale pink cotton. Selvedge on both sides. Short fringe on both ends. Three initials embroidered in red almost completely rotted out. Spotted, stained, worn, holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Lee, Guy Hunter Lee, Mrs. Henry Jackson, Mrs. Thornton K. Ware, and Mrs. Joseph T. Walker, in memory of George William Webster Dove