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Embroidered towel

Plain white cotton with a decorative border, embroidered in cross stitch, at either end. Design consists of a highly stylized geometric tree or plant (?) repeating side-by-side in a row above a band with repeating lozenge motifs. Red, yellow and blue silk yarns on a cotton ground. Partially...

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Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Probably Moroccan (Fez), 19th century

Object Place

Morocco (probably)

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Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts