Hand towel

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1860-1890

GUSN

GUSN-9148

Description

Rectangular, white linen damask; central portion covered in field of leafy sprigs; border of repeating thistle bunches within intermittently criss-crossing lines. Border at each end woven in red. Selvage sides; self fringed ends.

Details

Descriptive Terms

towels
damask
embroidering
fringe
jacquard
weaving
linen (material)
machine-made
floral patterns
flowers (plants)
stripes
Linen
Damask
Fringe
Jacquard
Embroidered
Woven
Floral
Stripe
Thistle
TOWEL, HAND

Inscription

Embroidered in red at bottom corner: S [script]

Maker

Liscomb, Sarah Anne Pearce (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Little Compton, RI, USA

Dimensions

24 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Louis J. Snow

Accession Number

1932.414

Places

Rhode Island (United States)

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