Sleeveless waistcoat made of indigo-dyed cotton (denim) decorated with discharged calligraphic patterns inspired by the form of Arabic letters. The waistcoat is machine-sewn, composed of a back piece and two side pieces; there are no front fastenings. Waistcoat is inscribed on inside of back piece with signature of artist: 'Nja' in Roman and Arabic scripts and date 'mars 98' in black ink.
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