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Embroidered Turkish napkin

Towel or Napkin. Rectangular piece of unpatterned white cotton gauze. At either end is a laterally repeating stylized oasis motif. Beneath this is the repeating small motif of a stylized hillside with cypress trees. Several flat metal disks with inscriptions are pendant from each end edge....

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Turkish, 19th–20th century (?)

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Embroidered cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts