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Towel: T.21-1946

Object information

Awaiting location update

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

Entities

  • Towel
  • Category: Greek Island Embroidery

Categories

Description

Linen towel with warp stripes. Embroidered with polychrome silks in double darning and chained border stitch. gilt metal thread in satin and loose filling stitch. Hooked stem with spray of roses and cypress tree design.

Legal notes

Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 131 cm
Width: 50 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Samos ⪼ Dodecanese ⪼ Greece

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946-09-25) by de Menasce, George

Dating

18th Century-19th Century, Early#
Circa 1701 CE - Circa 1820 CE

Note

The hooked stem with spray of roses and cypress tree are rather degenerate versions of Ottoman motifs widely used for embroidery. For this reason the towel could possibly come from one of the Dodecanese or other islands close to the Turkish mainland.

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk
ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen towel with warp stripes. Embroidered with polychrome silks in double darning and chained border stitch. gilt metal thread in satin and loose filling stitch. Hooked stem with spray of roses and cypress tree design.
Embroidering

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.21-1946
Primary reference Number: 110341
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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