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jacket

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    As1968,05.5

  • Description

    Man's jacket, blue and cream silk with black vertical stripes; embroidered.

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 49 centimetres
    • Width: 147 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Associated with the Druze (Druse), a small Middle Eastern religious community (mostly in Lebanon, smaller populations in Israel and Syria).

  • Condition

    Damaged.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1968

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    As1968,05.5

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Object reference number: RRM188905

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