- Previous 0/7044
Woman's wrap-around outer garment (rida' 'azraq). Blue silk warp with supplementary weft float desings in form of interlocking lozenges. Red silk horizontal bands at either end bordered by white stripes. Loose blue silk warp threads bordered by narrow white silk weft pattern band at both ends.
- Made in: Mahdia
- Found/Acquired: Mahdia
- Length: 464 centimetres
- Width: 132 centimetres
New. Silk is very stiff. Sprayed with starch while being woven.
27 August 1998
Secure unravelling ends. Crease removal - only section to be displayed (about 1.5m). NB Very stiff with a finish. Roll.
The textile was creased. A thread at one end was unravelling.
The unravelling thread was secured with custom dyed silk filament.The textile was unfolded and rolled onto a cardboard roller of appropriate length. About 1.5m was unrolled and humidified using Goretex (polytetrafluoro ethylene,polyester laminate), using glass weights to reduce the creasing. The textile was rerolled for return.
1998 (5 March)
This fieldwork collection was purchased, together with Af1998,02-03, using BP (British Petroleum) sponsorship in February-March 1998.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
There is no image of this object, or there may be copyright restrictions
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Object reference number: EAF119259
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.