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Late-Ottoman ‘peşkir’ (hand towel) embroidered with polychrome silk and metal threads on linen. Early 20th century. This is ‘two-sided embroidery’ (front and rear are identical). Technique: ‘pesend’ (double running stitch). The object could also be used as an apron in festive women’s costumes (generally in Thrace and northwest Anatolia).

Late-Ottoman ‘peşkir’ (hand towel) embroidered with polychrome silk and metal threads on linen. Early 20th century. This is ‘two-sided embroidery’ (front and rear are identical). Technique: ‘pesend’ (double running stitch). The object could also be used as an apron in festive women’s costumes (generally in Thrace and northwest Anatolia).