- Museum number
Woman's shawl (handira), rectangular, made of wool. Weft-faced plain weave. Natural-coloured warp and weft with weft stripes in indigo, burgundy and orange wool. Weft twining in white and blue wool. Short lines of supplementary weft float patterning along selvedges with loose threads at sides. Selvedges bound at both sides; outer warps grouped with additional interlacing. Warp fringes twisted and knotted. Replacement fringe attached to edge at one end. Single tie in orange wool attached to one side.
- Production date
- 1940s-1950s (circa)
Length: 178 centimetres (including fringes)
Width: 116 centimetres (max)
- Not on display
- Good; some damage to fringe at one end. Replacement tassels.
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number