Embroidered Turkish napkin
19th–20th century (?)
Object Place: Turkey
54 x 113 cm (21 1/4 x 44 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Towel or Napkin. Rectangular piece of unpatterned white cotton gauze. At either end is a laterally repeating stylized oasis motif. Beneath this is the repeating small motif of a stylized hillside with cypress trees. Several flat metal disks with inscriptions are pendant from each end edge. Polychrome silk yarns and metal strips. Some missing yarns; several small stains on ground. Lateral seam in ground at center.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection