Towel

American
probably early 19th century


Dimensions

82 x 51.5 cm (32 5/16 x 20 1/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.515 x 0.82 including fringe

Accession Number

25.494

Medium or Technique

Linen

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The geometric design of rectangles and stripes is formed by the white linen weft. The white cotton warp is fringed at one end. “Towel woven by Ajubah Clark over a hundred years ago from flax she raised and prepared herself.” The Legator.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson