Hand towel

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1850-1870

GUSN

GUSN-14948

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. Reddish stripe at bottom.

Details

Descriptive Terms

towels
spinning (textile process)
hand spinning
linen (material)
weaving
Linen
Woven
Homespun
TOWEL, HAND

Inscription

Black ink on upper left: ""CATHERINE A. LITTLE/ No. 32""

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Toilet Article

Dimensions

31.5 x 18.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.1140.6

Places

Massachusetts (United States)