Turkish bath towel (Pestamal) , c. 1800

Turkish bath towel (Pestamal) , c. 1800. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Bequest of Miss Elizabeth W. Lewis, , 1899 1899-231

I discovered this image when running a keyword search for ‘ottoman’ years ago and was pleasantly surprised to find that not only is it a beautiful example of needlework, but the image is so detailed that when zooming into it, you can closely examine every one of the stitches.

Kimberly Henrikson, Senior Support Services Manager