Punto tagliato or tela tagliata cut-work towel
probably 19th century
121.5 x 49.5 cm (47 13/16 x 19 1/2 in.); Legacy dimension: .495 x 1.215 including fringe
Medium or Technique
Linen and silk; embroidery
Not On View
Ground: cream colored linen. Design: across each end a band of cut-work worked in linen thread, combined with flat embroidery in cream, blue, and green silk. The bands are different, in one is a zig-zag of cut-work, in the other a row of crosses. A silk and linen fringe sewed across each end.
Gift of Elizabeth Mifflin Hammond