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Towel: T.46-1946

Object information

Awaiting location update

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

Entities

  • Towel
  • Category: Greek Island Embroidery

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Description

Linen towel embroidered with polychrome silks in darning, satin, eyelet and double running stitch. Silver metal thread is embroidered in darning and double running stitch. A design of asymmetric carnation sprays, a central flowering branch and striped birds.

Legal notes

Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 186 cm
Width: 47.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Dodecanese ⪼ Greek islands ⪼ Greece

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th-early 19th century
Circa 1701 CE - Circa 1820 CE

Note

The asymmetric carnation sprays and the central flowering branch derive from the traditional designs of Ottoman towel ends. The striped birds are a local addition as figurative motifs are unlikely on work from mainland Turkey.

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk
embroidery Silver metal thread
ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen towel embroidered with polychrome silks in darning, satin, eyelet and double running stitch. Silver metal thread is embroidered in darning and double running stitch. A design of asymmetric carnation sprays, a central flowering branch and striped birds.
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.46-1946
Primary reference Number: 110374
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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