Towel

Turkish
19th century


Dimensions

107 x 47 cm (42 1/8 x 18 1/2 in.); Legacy dimension: .47 x 1.07 not including fringe

Accession Number

33.457

Medium or Technique

Cotton, Linen and silk; embroidery: linen with silk, gilt silver

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Towel (two ends sewed together). Ground: unbleached linen with stripes of heavier cotton weft. Design: across each end three plants bearing a variety of flowers, worked in double running with several shades of pink, lavender, blue, green, and yellow silk, with stems and outlines worked with gold thread (gilded silver wound on yellow silk). Fringe at each end. Stained.

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Mifflin Hammond