Bath Towel (Pestamal)

Reversible band of embroidery containing repeated motif of a stylized rose and tulip set in four staggered rows.

Artist/maker unknown, Turkish

Geography:
Made in Turkey, Asia

Period:
Ottoman Empire (1299-1923)

Date:
c. 1800

Medium:
Linen plain weave with silk and silver thread embroidery in stem, satin, Turkish, and double-running stitches

Dimensions:
8 feet 10 inches × 60 inches (269.2 × 152.4 cm) Pattern Repeat: 7 x 6 1/4 inches (17.8 x 15.9 cm) Width (of each panel approximately): 20 inches (50.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1899-231

Credit Line:
Bequest of Miss Elizabeth W. Lewis, 1899

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