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Towel in two halves

Probably Turkish
19th century (?")

Object Place: Probably Turkey


Overall (a): 44 x 62 cm (17 5/16 x 24 7/16 in.) Overall (b): 46.5 x 63.5 cm (18 5/16 x 25 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Embroidered wool

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Possibly a sash (?), cut width-wise at the center. A cream colored unpatterned cotton field. At the ends are two groups of conventionalized small detatched floral spray motives arranged alternating in four rows of three. Polychrome wool yarns. Small crosses of metal strips surround each floral motif and fill the end fields. Soiled; slightly worn.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection