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Length of silk ribbon (hashiya). Blue silk warp and weft. Central supplementary pattern band worked in red silk, flanked by white silk stripes. Traces of red stitching and white silk strips along both sides of ribbon. One end of ribbon is rolled and has hand-stitched hem, other end is cut off unevenly.
- Made in: Mahdia (?)
- Found/Acquired: Mahdia (?)
- Length: 165 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.
Fair. Hole in places. Side strips are missing. Weak and worn areas throughout.
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: EAF81222
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