Hand towel

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1850-1870

GUSN

GUSN-9072

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

Descriptive Terms

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

Additional Identification Number

1969.332

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Toilet Article

Dimensions

22.5 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Lydia Gardiner Chace

Accession Number

1969.322