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Hand towel

Description

Rectangular, off white linen damask; oval medallion in center; swan inside. Body a field of stars flanked by running diamond and zig-zag columns. Woven red stripe at each end; pair of ducks in flowers; two narrow undulating line bands. Uneven red stripes along sides. Self fringed ends.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1890
Material
damask
fringe
jacquard
linen (material)
machine-made
textiles
weaving
Object type
Toilet Article
Descriptive terms
Cygnus (genus)
Damask
damask
Duck
ducks (birds)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Floral
floral patterns
Fringe
fringe
jacquard
Jacquard
Linen
linen (material)
machine-made
Star
stars
Stripe
stripes
Swan
textiles
TOWEL, HAND
towels
Unidentified Textile
weaving
Woven
Dimensions
23.75 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.321
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Lydia Gardiner Chace
GUSN
47716

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