Black silk satin skirt with elasticated waist elaborately embroidered in multi-coloured cross-stitch along the back and sides. The decoration represents stylised palm trees.
- early 20thC
- Made in: SyriaAs-Sukhnah (?)
- (Asia,Middle East,Levant,Syria)
- Found/Acquired: Hama
- (Asia,Middle East,Levant,Syria,Central Syria,Hama (governorate),Hama)
- Length: 89 centimetres
- Width: 105 centimetres
This skirt was most likely made from a dress that has been cut and modified to allow for the fitting of an elasticated cord around the waist.
Embroidery worn in places; some evidence of mending; a couple of possible burn holes.
This donation consists of four articles of clothing, the skirt being one, purchased by the donor's mother in the early 1950s while travelling in the Middle East.
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Object reference number: RRM44960
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