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Object Name Towel
Object ID # 1994.20.6
Creator Detweiler, Lizzie H., 1883-1952
Place of Origin Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Date 1900 ca.
Material Linen
Dimensions W-15.5 L-31 inches
Description A handspun towel made out a natural plain weave linen tow. At the top and bottom center there is a 1.250" long white cotton twill loop (probably added later). The top and bottom edge have a 1/4" wide foldover hem while the right and left edge have been left unfinished. On the back upper left corner are manufactured fabric name tags handstitched on and read "L.D." The towel was probably repurposed out of an earlier 19th century grain bag.
Provenance Made by Lizzie H. Detweiler (1883-1952) of Bucks County. Never married; member of Doylestown Mennonite Church.
Source Gift of Miriam Detweiler Goshow
People Detweiler, Lizzie H., 1883-1952
Collection Textiles-Household