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Towel

Turkish


Dimensions

206 x 48 cm (81 1/8 x 18 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .48 x 2.06 including fringe

Accession Number

28.97

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: light neutral linen gauze. Design: conventional flowers and fruits forming end borders and side borders diminishing in width as they near the middle, worked with bluish-green, pinkish red, pale pinkish orange, yellow, green, blue, and neutral colored silk, and tarnished metal thread (metal wound on yellow silk). Narrow stripe of tarnished metal woven across ends, finished with tasseled fringe.

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates