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Towel: T.46-1946

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

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

References and bibliographic entries

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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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