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COSTUMES
Middle East
Sash
late 19th / early 20th century
Plain weave; Embroidered
Metallic thread; Sequins; Metal embroidery
71 1/2 x 10 in. (182 x 25.4 cm)
Blanche Payne Collection
TC 74.1-20
Keywords: Floral motifs; Stitches: satin

Long narrow rectangles decorated on both ends are used as sashes by both men and women in traditional Turkish dress. This simple vine motif, of relatively modern execution, follows a penciled-on pattern which is periodically visible among the stitches.' -- Label copy for Society in Stitches: Islamic Domestic Embroidery - 1800 - 1920, June 2, 1980.

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