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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af2004,07.1

  • Description

    Length of silk ribbon (hashiya). Red and blue silk warp and weft. Central supplementary pattern band worked in red silk, flanked by narrow red, white and blue stripes. Additional narrow yellow silk strip hand-stitched to one side of ribbon. Other side shows traces of yellow silk strip. Both ends cut off unevenly.

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  • Date

    • 20thC(early)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 226 centimetres
    • Width: 9.5 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Such ribbons are woven by two men using a draw loom; one weaver operates the supplementary heddles to form the central pattern band while the other weaver makes the base cloth.

  • Condition

    Fair. Yellow silk strip from one side of ribbon is missing. Other strip is very fragile and worn in places. Missing piece and damaged at one end.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2004

  • Acquisition notes

    This collection of hashiya (silk ribbons) was purchased by the donor's parents while they were living in Tunsia between 1921-1926.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af2004,07.1

Length of silk ribbon (hashiya). Red and blue silk warp and weft. Central supplementary pattern band worked in red silk, flanked by narrow red, white and blue stripes. Additional narrow yellow silk strip hand-stitched to one side of ribbon. Other side shows traces of yellow silk strip. Both ends cut off unevenly.

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