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Towel

Turkish


Dimensions

Overall: 156.8 x 51.8 cm (61 3/4 x 20 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.734

Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk; embroidery

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White cotton gauze: on each end is embroidered a running vine with various flowers. Worked with salmon pink, blue, green, white and yellow silk, gold thread and strips of silver. Edged with narrow silver lace.

Provenance

By 1914, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918), Boston; 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 1]; 1919, gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA. (Accession date: March 31, 1919)

Notes:
[1] See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel