Linen Towel Decorated With Vase and Bird Motifs in Drawn Thread Work


Drawn thread work towel or runner. The motifs are symmetrical with a vase in the center of each strip surrounded by birds or other animals. The initials "B N D" are embroidered with pink cross stitches. One edge of the towel is the selvage and the other is rolled and hemmed by hand. A 6-inch woven and knotted fringe of a different thread is added to one end, probably at a later date.

Date Made: 18th C

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: ScandinaviaPlace Made: Denmark

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Credit Line: Mrs. James. W. Pinchot

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.L7610ACatalog Number: L7610.00A

Object Name: Lacetowellace, towel, runnerlace, towelObject Type: lace

Physical Description: Drawn work (overall production method/technique)White work (overall production method/technique)linen (overall material)Measurements: overall: 14 in x 52 in; 35.56 cm x 132.08 cmoverall fringe: 14 in x 6 in; 35.56 cm x 15.24 cm


Record Id: nmah_625833

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