head-shawl / kanga / head-cover
Woman's head-cover or head-shawl (leso or shayla) made from two floral printed red and black cotton kanga cloths sewn together along their widths with an added border of hand-woven metallic thread (zarrie) band with a long green fringe (called hatheeya). This head-shawl can be worn draped over another head-covering (waqaya, 2011,6003.38). The complete outfit includes a contrasting calf-length dress (dishdasha, 2011,6003.36) and baggy trousers (sirwal, 2011,6003.37).
- Found/Acquired: Nizwa
- (Asia,Middle East,Arabia,Oman,Ad Dakhiliyah,Nizwa)
- Length: 276 centimetres
- Width: 96 centimetres
- Length: 19 centimetres (border and fringe)
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription Positionedge of kanga
Inscription ContentDEEPAK KHANGAS 1032
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.
Object reference number: RRM43993