Embroidery: silk, gold, and silver on linen
Overall: 241.9 x 39.4 cm (95 1/4 x 15 1/2 in.)
Gift of J. H. Wade 1916.1238
This beautiful kerchief, worn wrapped around the head, was part of elegant bathing equipment that well-to-do women wore while relaxing in a hammam after bathing. The floral and foliate embroidery reflect a fashion that lasted for more than a century. This example is dominated by lavish, radiating gold and silver thread.
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