Helen Louise Allen textile Collection

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wall hanging

Date: 1770 - 1829
Country: Turkey
Continent: Asia
Technique: embroidery, weaving
Material: metallic thread, silk on linen
Dimensions: 45 x 37 in. (114 x 94 cm)
Credit: Gift from the Estate of Professor Helen Louise Allen
Adopted by Marjon Ornstein
Accession Number: E.A.T.0890


Comments: An improvisation worked out with a number of end borders of towels to create a hanging for sale to tourists. The pieces are not joined with a woven tape, but with striped mashru silk and cotton cloth cut to give the impression of a tape.

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This object has the following bibliographic references:
  • Michele Ann Fondas. Classifications of Embroidered Motifs on Turkish Textiles in the HATC. University of Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin , 1983.

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