Accession Number: TR.8616-70
Label 1: Turkey, 12/12/86, Conley
Label 2: Turkey, Conley, 11/4/86
This is a hand woven linen textile, approximately 28 ½” x 16”. The long sides of the textile are the selvage edges. The shorter sides have been hand hemmed. Each end is embroidered with stylized pink, black, and metallic gold flowers in silk floss and thin strips of metal. The leaves and stems of the plants are embroidered in green and metallic gold and there is an embroidered border in black, metallic gold, blue, pink, and yellow.
This item was not deconstructed.
The textile was folded in half and the sides hand sewn together. Triangle shaped flaps were folded up and hand sewn to form the bottom of the wastepaper basket. An interior frame was constructed using wooden dowels. The fabric was stretched over it and attached with stitches along the rim.
The accession number has been embroidered on one side of the wastepaper basket.