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This is a Towel. It is dated 1920–29 and we acquired it in 1974. Its medium is cotton, silk, metal-wrapped cotton and its technique is plain weave with discontinuous supplementary weft; ends finished with overhand knots of warp clipped at the base of the knot with no fringe; warp over spun, z-twist. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 93 x 31 cm (36 5/8 x 12 3/16 in.)

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Towel; cotton, silk, metal-wrapped cotton; Warp x Weft: 93 x 31 cm (36 5/8 x 12 3/16 in.); 1974-92-4

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