Girl's baggy trousers (sirwal) which taper at the calf and tighten at the ankles. Made of a plain black cotton on top and a black cotton called 'Suri silk' woven with white stripes on the legs. Hand-embroidered on the ankle-cuffs with metallic silver thread worked predominantly in chain-stitch. Also worked in dark green and burgundy thread. With an elasticated waistband. To be worn with a calf-length dress and head-shawl (see 2011,6003.15, 17).
- Found/Acquired: Sur
- (Asia,Middle East,Arabia,Oman,Ash Sharqiyah,Sur)
- Length: 56 centimetres
- Width: 29 centimetres (baggiest part of leg)
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: RRM43969
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