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Towel

A work made of cotton, plain weave with supplementary brocading wefts; embroidered with silk and metal-strip-wrapped silk.
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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave with supplementary brocading wefts; embroidered with silk and metal-strip-wrapped silk.

Date:

1750–1850

Artist:

Turkey

About this artwork

During the 17th century, Ottoman artists in Turkey developed a taste for flowers presented in clusters and in profile—a trend also seen in works made by the Safavids, in Iran, and the Mughals, in India. The motif can be traced to the introduction of European herbals, books that illustrated flowers in this fashion. This particularly sumptuous example has a ground fabric, usually plain in Turkish production, which was woven with a subtle and beautiful repeat pattern of diamonds.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Towel

Origin

Turkey

Date

Made 1750–1850

Medium

Cotton, plain weave with supplementary brocading wefts; embroidered with silk and metal-strip-wrapped silk

Dimensions

161.9 × 56.3 cm (63 3/4 × 22 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Burton Y. Berry

Reference Number

1952.272

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