1950s “show towel” with embroidery, Irish crochet roses and huck weaving


Circa 1950, this exuberant “show towel” is a far cry from it’s Pennsylvania Dutch ancestors! It’s designed so that the top part folds over the towel bar or hanging rod it’s displayed on, so the uppermost part is worked on the reverse side of the fabric.

Wide bands of Huck weaving patterns are across the center, with two large embroidered roses near the top. Finishing the edges are bands of Irish Crochet dimensional roses (the bottom ones measure 4″ across, including the white lace surrounding them).

Condition is very good with one snagged or loose stitch. The stitches are worked with perle cotton on white cotton Huck fabric, with crochet cotton for the bands of crochet. Measures 14″ wide by 36″ long.


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