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Length of silk ribbon (hashiya). Gold-coloured silk warp and weft. Central supplementary pattern band worked in red, green and blue silk flanked by narrow white, green and red silk stripes. Traces of red stitching and blue silk strip along one side, other side has traces of blue stitiching and red silk strip. One end of ribbon is rolled and has hand-stitched hem, other end is turned and hand-stitched in red silk thread.
- Made in: Mahdia (?)
- Found/Acquired: Mahdia (?)
- Length: 200 centimetres
- Width: 10 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. Large holes at one end, splits at one side. Side strips are missing.
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: EAF81236
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