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Towel or scarf: T.38-1946

Object information

Awaiting location update

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Towel or scarf in silk with weft stripes.

Embroidered with polychrome silks in double darning and double running stitch. Gilt metal thread in darning and satin stitch. The ends are finished with a needle woven band and a twisted fringe with tassels. The major border is of assymetric, hook stemmed, stylized floral sprays with floral sprigs above and a scrolling band pattern beneath.

Legal notes

Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 198 cm
Width: 47.75 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lesbos ⪼ North Aegean ⪼ 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

Materials used in production

embroidery Gilt metal thread
ground and embroidery Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Embroidered with polychrome silks in double darning and double running stitch. Gilt metal thread in darning and satin stitch. The ends are finished with a needle woven band and a twisted fringe with tassels. The major border is of assymetric, hook stemmed, stylized floral sprays with floral sprigs above and a scrolling band pattern beneath.
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.38-1946
Primary reference Number: 110358
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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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