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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    A wedding-veil (?);* made of Damascus silk; rectangle of black silk with gold geometric pattern with red stripe along each side; black braided tassels wrapped with gold metallic thread along opposing sides. * donor information

  • Date

    • 1880s (donor information)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 122 centimetres
    • Width: 130 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Worn by Shammar Bedouins.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Bought by the donor in Baghdad in 1950.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number



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