Girl's long-sleeved, calf-length dress (dishdasha) made of a red, black and yellow striped cotton, called 'Suri silk' or 'harrijani'. Hand-embroidered on the sleeve-cuffs and neck with metallic silver thread worked predominantly in chain-stitch. A press-button on the back fastens the round neck opening. To be worn with or without trousers as it is made for a small child of four to five years old.
- Found/Acquired: Sur
- (Asia,Middle East,Arabia,Oman,Ash Sharqiyah,Sur)
- Length: 55.5 centimetres
- Width: 72.5 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: RRM43971
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