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Napkin or small cover

White silk embroidery on a white linen gauze ground. A geometric arch, with a simple geometric flower motif repeating, in open rows, bordered by alternating rows of chevron and lozenge motives. Short warp and weft end fringe. Some stains.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Turkish (?), 18th–19th century (?)

Object Place

Turkey (?)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts