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Towel: T.134-1946

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Cotton, terry weave, with 14.75" at one end and 11.75" at the other end in twill weave, with threads at each end ravelled out to form 0.5" fringes. Embroidered with polychrome silk and gilt thread in diagonal, double darning, double running, fishbone and satin stitches. Each end embroidered with three similar asymmetric flower sprays; diaper patterned border. At one end a one inch deep band of pulled weft threads.

Legal notes

Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 72 in
Width: 35.25 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - Circa 1899 CE

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.134-1946
Primary reference Number: 200148
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 5 February 2015 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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