Ankle-length dress made of black cotton fabric with long narrow sleeves set in at right angles. The dress has some fine geometric embroidery (predominantly executed in cross-stitch) on the chest area,back, shoulders and sleeves and along the neck-line opening in a dark shade of red with details executed in pink, blue, purple, orange and light green. There is a hidden pocket in the right seam lined with a patterned white and brown flannel-type cotton fabric. The same patterned white and brown fabric lines the the back and chest areas, while a blue and white patterned cotton fabric lines the cuffs of the sleeves. Lengths of orange/rust brown cotton cord trim the neck-line opening, sleeve cuffs and hem.
- early 20thC
- Made in: Syria
- (Asia,Middle East,Levant,Syria)
- Found/Acquired: Hama
- (Asia,Middle East,Levant,Syria,Central Syria,Hama (governorate),Hama)
- Length: 127 centimetres
- Width: 132.5 centimetres
The embroidery on the chest and back panels was executed after the dress was sewn as the stitches go over the seams.
Fair; one hole, probably a burn mark, on the back of the left sleeve.
This donation consists of four articles of clothing, the dress 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: RRM44959
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