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Turkish towel fragment

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Object Name Turkish towel fragment
Collection Goldsmith Textile Collection & Constance Howard Gallery: Object Collection
Date 19th century
Brief Physical Description The motif cut from the end of a Turkish towel. A single urn of flowers forms the central design, surrounded by four conical trees in urns. Select this link for more description information.
Id Number Current Accession 3679
Location Creation Site Turkey
Subject embroidery, domestic textiles, napkin, Turkish towel, Turks
Measurements Dimensions 310mm x 165mm
Number Of Items 1
Materials Used (aat) cotton, linen, silk, metal
Content And Subject Information The ground fabrics for these embroideries were hand spun and woven, although this was done professionally in small workshops. The lengths of fabric ready for embroidering were then sold to the embroiderer.Garden and flower designs were popular and there are many variations on this theme.Turkish embroidery was plentiful until the early part of the twentieth but now is harder to find.
Production Information Ground fabric hand spun professionally, embroidery worked in a domestic situation.
Rights Goldsmiths College, University of London. Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles.
Techniques Used (CH) metal thread embroidery, pulled thread work, double sided embroidery



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