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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 with pair of ducks in flowers; two narrow undulating line bands. Uneven red stripes along sides. Self fringed ends.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1870
Material
damask
fringe
jacquard
linen (material)
machine-made
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
TOWEL, HAND
towels
weaving
Woven
Dimensions
22.5 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.322
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Lydia Gardiner Chace
GUSN
9072

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