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Towel or napkin

Unpatterned white cotton gauze rectangular field. At either end a band of densely grouped large blossoms, with red and yellow silk yarn petals and metal strips embroidered in their centers, amidst other blossoms and leaves in the same materials with additional colors. Slightly soiled field.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Turkish, 18th–19th century (?)

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Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts