Towel

Greek (Mytilene)
17th century


Dimensions

181 x 44 cm (71 1/4 x 17 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.44 x 1.81

Accession Number

28.241

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: cream colored linen warp, silk weft. Middle of towel woven with heavy silk weft, ends with fine silk weft. Design: across ends, conventional angular birds and flowers worked with cream white and pinkish orange silk and tarnished gold thread (gilded silver wound on yellow silk) and outlines of neutral faded silk. Across each end outlines of drawn work weaving and twisted warp fringe. Very much worn.

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund