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Hand towel

Description

Plain rectangular off-white woven linen towel (diaper pattern or bird's eye? weave); sides are selvedge; ends hemmed; each towel marked at upper left w/ black ink handwritten inscription (see Inscription). Hanging loops at top center.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1870
Inscriptions
Black ink on upper left: ""CATHERINE A. LITTLE/ No. 31""
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
hand spinning
linen (material)
spinning (textile process)
weaving
Object type
Toilet Article
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
hand spinning
Homespun
Linen
linen (material)
spinning (textile process)
TOWEL, HAND
towels
weaving
Woven
Dimensions
31.5 x 18.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.1140.5
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
14947

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