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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Linens and Lace: Pre 1920: item # 1236131

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Austin,TX 78746
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$199.00

Antique Damask Fringed Towel Intricate Turkey Redwork
This beautiful towel has the most unique damask weave with patterns of checkerboard, diamonds, ferns, and more covering the body. The surrounding border is patterned in ribbons,florals, and foliage. Each end has 1" of intricate hand knotted lace ending in 6" of fringe. If that's not enough, it is further embellished with most unusual turkey red embroidery! This hand work is a combination of tiny intricate stitches creating a candy cane effect. Many of the stitches are worked on top in white floss with the turkey red whipped over. See the last photo showing the back side of the work. Of course if your name is Carmen this is perfect for you. I wonder if she made it for herself? It is in wonderful condition and might never have been used. I purchased it as is and have not laundered it. It is a creamy natural linen color. A few tiny dots and a little X on the back corner, most likely will launder out. The damask measures 47" X 23 3/4" with the addition of 7" of fringed trim at each end. Quite magnificent as a show towel or runner. Thank you for visiting!


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