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Length of silk ribbon (hashiya). Beige and white silk warp and weft. Central supplementary pattern band worked in red, green and blue silk flanked by narrow beige and white silk stripes. Traces of red stitching and blue silk strip along one side. Two pieces of ribbon are joined together by hand-stitching. Both ends of ribbon are rolled and have hand-stitched hems.
- Made in: Mahdia (?)
- Found/Acquired: Mahdia (?)
- Length: 227 centimetres
- Width: 7.5 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. Numerous small holes and stained areas. 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: EAF81234
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