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

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

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Lace
towel
lace, towel, runner
lace, towel
Object Type
lace
date made
18th C
Place Made
Scandinavia
place made
Denmark
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 cm
overall fringe: 14 in x 6 in; 35.56 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
TE.L7610A
catalog number
L7610.00A
Credit Line
Mrs. James. W. Pinchot
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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