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Striped beach towel

Date: mid 1960s
Overall: 4 x 679 x 1520 mm, 4473.12 g
Medium: Cotton
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Lynette Langtry
Object Name: Beach towel
Object No: 00046956

User Terms

    Towels are an essential personal accessory for swimming and the beach. They are used for drying the body, for covering up and for providing a comfortable surface for sitting or lying. In the 1960s beach towels were generally larger than bath towels and were commonly striped with fringed edges.

    This towel was manufactured by Dri-Glo at their towel mill in Devonport, Tasmania. Dri-Glo has been manufacturing towels since 1930.
    SignificanceThis beach towel with its fringed edges is representative of 1960s beach towel designs.

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