Towel

American (Pennsylvania)
1820


Object Place: Pennsylvania, USA

Dimensions

40.3 x 159.5 cm (15 7/8 x 62 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.15

Medium or Technique

Linen with linen embroidery and self fringe

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White linen embroidered with red; mostly in cross stitch with a little chain and herringbone stitches; from top to bottom: turned over end with warp fringe, and CATHARINA HEISESIN; a ground of stars and conventionalized plants with flowering heart in center surrounded by initials, heart and CH 1820; flowering plant flanked by stars and lozenges; two bands of flowering plants and perching birds; two small perching birds flanked by peacocks; three rows of warp fringe at bottom; two tapes for hanging at top.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution