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Length of silk ribbon (hashiya). Red silk warp and weft. Central supplementary pattern band worked in turquoise and orange silk flanked by narrow white, orange and turquoise silk stripes. Both ends of ribbon are cut off unevenly.
- Made in: Mahdia (?)
- Found/Acquired: Mahdia (?)
- Length: 218 centimetres
- Width: 9.5 centimetres
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.
This collection of hashiya (silk ribbons) was purchased by the donor's parents while they were living in Tunsia between 1921-1926.
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Object reference number: EAF81233
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