Towel

Turkish
Ottoman
late 19th or early 20th century


Object Place: Turkey

Dimensions

48.26 x 134.62 cm (19 x 53 in.)

Accession Number

2000.805

Medium or Technique

Fine linen plain weave embroidered with polychrome silk and gold

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fine linen plain weave embroidered with jagged leaf motifs and gold bows in polychrome silk and metallic threads. Condition: good; food stains in center field and at one end.

Provenance

Purchased about 1922 by the mother of Dr. Zekiye Suleyman Eglar in Tiflis, Georgian Republic, where she lived; inherited by Dr. Eglar from her mother's estate prior to World War II and brought to the USA; inherited in 1983 from Dr. Eglar's estate by her nephew, Fazal Chowdhry, the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Fazal A. Chowdhry in honor of Dr. Zekiye Suleyman Eglar