Man's waistcoat (sidriya) made of silk with pattern of vertical stripes of alternating with bright blue and white. Armholes, side vents and hemline edged in blue silk cord. Bands of same cord applied around neck and front opening. Waistcoat fastens at front with blue silk cord loops and toggles. Two crescent-shaped pockets edged with blue silk cord. Waistcoat lined with light blue cotton cloth, neck and front opening reinforced on inside with white cotton tape decorated with black star patterns.
- Found/Acquired: Sfax
- Length: 61 centimetres
- Width: 54.5 centimetres
Good. Slight staining at front left proper shoulder; blue ink marks above left proper pocket.
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: EAF72500
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