Hand towel

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1870-1890

GUSN

GUSN-47716

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

Descriptive Terms

towels
damask
fringe
jacquard
weaving
linen (material)
machine-made
textiles
figure- and animal-derived motifs
ducks (birds)
floral patterns
stars
Cygnus (genus)
stripes
Linen
Damask
Fringe
Woven
Jacquard
Floral
Stripe
Swan
Duck
Star
Unidentified Textile
TOWEL, HAND

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Toilet Article

Dimensions

23.75 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Lydia Gardiner Chace

Accession Number

1969.321