Ottoman Ritual Towel
Ritual towel of linen embroidered at both ends with three large floral medallions and a narrow floral border.The uncut warp loops on Turkish towels created a kind of pile, which absorbed water quickly. Pile is seen here as bands above the embroidered design. Textiles with this weave structure later became known as terry cloth.
Circa: 19th C.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Material: Silk and metallic thread on linen
Condition: Minor repairs,holes and stains, good
Dimensions: 521" x 30"
Inventory number: TX3812