Asian Art

Towel of plain cloth, embroidered

19th century

Cotton

58 1/4 × 25 1/4 in. (148 × 64.1 cm)
Gift of Mrs. F.M. Whitehouse
1939.502
Geography: 
Turkey
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Turkish, Islamic
Period: 
Ottoman period (1299–1922)
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Mrs. F. M. Whitehouse (Mary Armour Whitehouse, 1868–1958), New York, by 1939 [note 1]; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1939

Note 1: Came from donor marked "Old Janina scarf from A.V.A."

Bibliography: 

Loretta N Staples, A Sense of Pattern: Textile Masterworks from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1981), 40, no. 35, ill.

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