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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Wedding dress (embroidered; with tassels) known in Arabic as a 'jillayeh', made of textile (silk, linen, velvet), sequins, beads, thread.

  • Date

    • 1920s
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 135 centimetres
    • Width: 94 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Text from Weir 2006:46: Coat dress 'Jillayeh, Beit Dajan, near Jaffa, c.1920. This was the best part of a bride's trousseau until after the First World War. The opening in the front of the skirt is patched with maroon, orange and green taffeta 'heremzi' and decorated with sequins. the yoke is of satin 'atlas', edged with zigzag applique 'tishrimeh', with a patch of luxury velvet.


  • Bibliography

    • Weir 1989 pp.270-71 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number


COMPASS Title: Coat dress


COMPASS Title: Coat dress

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