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Man's waistcoat (farmala) made of natural-coloured cotton with weft-faced stripes in green-gold, yellow and pink silk. Waistcoat has single shoulder fastening comprising two wooden buttons and black silk cord loops. High, rounded neckline decorated at front and back with bands of black silk cord. Deep arm holes, side vents and hem all edged in black silk cord. Lined with beige cotton cloth, neckline reinforced on inside with yellow cotton tape decorated with blue zigzag pattern. Concealed pockets at front and back with crescent-shaped openings edged with black silk cord.
- Found/Acquired: Sfax
- Length: 56 centimetres
- Width: 49.5 centimetres
Fair; surface of waistcoat is worn in places, silk has been abraded, lining torn at armholes and worn at shoulders.
1998 (25 February)
This fieldwork collection was purchased, together with Af1998,02-03, using BP (British Petroleum) sponsorship in February-March 1998.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: EAF72499
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