Girl's long-sleeved, calf-length dress (dishdasha) made of a red starched cotton with yellow stripes called 'Suri silk'. Hand-embroidered on the chest area and sleeve-cuffs with metallic silver and green and blue thread tightly worked predominantly in chain-stitch. One internal pocket on the right side of the waist and a long tassel and silver thread covered buttons on the round neck opening. Lined with printed cotton around the neck, chest and cuffs. To be worn with trousers and head-shawl (see 2011,6003.16-17).
- Found/Acquired: Sur
- (Asia,Middle East,Arabia,Oman,Ash Sharqiyah,Sur)
- Length: 78 centimetres
- Width: 81 centimetres (sleeve to sleeve)
Presented as part of a gift of textiles and silver artefacts to the British Museum on the occasion of the exhibition 'Adornment and Identity: Jewellery and Costume from Oman' by His Excellency Mohammed Al Tobi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Tourism of the Sultanate of Oman, at the opening reception on 26/01/11.
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Object reference number: RRM43968
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