Towel

American (Pennsylvania)
1826


Object Place: Pennsylvania, United States

Dimensions

154 x 39 cm (60 5/8 x 15 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.16

Medium or Technique

Linen with linen embroidery, drawnwork and self fringe

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White linen ground divided into squares or rectangles; embroidered with white, blue, red and a little green and brown in cross and drawnwork stitches; at top, turned over edge with fringed warps; in order from top to bottom; narrow band of herringbone, broad band with stars and central flowering plant with perching birds springing from crown, Polly Kaufman, 1826, two composite lozenges flanking cock perching on flowering plant, three geometric forms based on lozenge and square; two bands of warp fringe (piece of linen added), one band of tassels, deep section of squares alternating drawn work in geometric forms and cross stitch in highly conventionalized plant forms and one geometric form; three rows of warp fringe at bottom.

Credit Line

Special Textile Fund