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Hand towel

Description

Rectangular, white linen damask; oval floral wreath in center; border of flowering vines. Framed end panels with floral groupings with butterflies. Border of running fleur-de-lis. Knotted fringed ends.

Details

Maker
Attributed to Sears Family (Maker)
Attributed to Coolidge Family (Maker)
Date
1876-1899
Inscriptions
Embroidered at bottom center: S
Material
damask
embroidering
fringe
jacquard
linen (material)
machine-made
weaving
Object type
Toilet Article
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
butterflies
Butterfly
Damask
damask
Embroidered
embroidering
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Fleur-de-Lis
fleur-de-lis (motifs)
Floral
floral patterns
Fringe
fringe
jacquard
Jacquard
Linen
linen (material)
machine-made
TOWEL, HAND
towels
weaving
Woven
Wreath
wreaths (costume accessories)
Dimensions
21.5 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1983.124
GUSN
50343

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