Towel

Turkish
late 19th century


Dimensions

Overall: 139.1 x 49.5 cm (54 3/4 x 19 1/2 in.) with fringe

Accession Number

33.459

Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk; embroidery: cotton with silk, gilt silver

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: white cotton with stripes of heavier weft. Design: across each end three grape vines (?) worked in double running in lines and steps with crimson yellow, orange, green and black silk, rectangular spots worked with flat metal wire (gilded copper and silvered copper) and a Turkish inscription worked in double running with dark brown silk; fringe at each end.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth Mifflin Hammond