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Towel

Italian
16th century


Dimensions

190 x 55.5 cm (74 13/16 x 21 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.555 x 1.90

Accession Number

28.368

Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: loosely woven cream white linen. Design: bands of conventional geometric forms at short distance from each end, narrower borders of similar forms across ends, to which are sewed strips of punto avorio and fringe. Worked with cream white linen thread in laid stitches with lines of herringbone stitch. Worn, spotted, and mended.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Nellie Parney Carter