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Towel (Italy), early 17th century

This is a Towel. It is dated early 17th century and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is linen, silk and its technique is embroidered on plain weave using double running stitches for linear details; background area has horizontal and vertical wrapping stitches pulled tight to deflect groups of warps and wefts; weft loops in a countered two units of four-strand twining. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 137 x 99 cm (53 15/16 in. x 39 in.)

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Towel (Italy), early 17th century; linen, silk; H x W: 137 x 99 cm (53 15/16 in. x 39 in.); 1978-128-2

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