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Shawl (truket) of black, synthetic material embroidered with numerous motifs in orange, red, green and yellow rayon (?) and three sides are further embellished with rayon (?) tassels in the same colours and, additionally, white and black. Worn by married women, sometimes as part of bridal costume.
- Production date
- 1990 (circa)
Length: 166 centimetres (including fringe)
Width: 82 centimetres (including fringe)
- Curator's comments
- Worn by married women, sometimes as part of the bridal costume.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1995, London, Museum of Mankind (Room 5), 'Display and Modesty'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Af1991,11.1 to 10 is recorded in the purchase/donation book as "A small collection of textiles and dresses mainly from Siwa and Bahriyah oases, Egypt. Purchased in Cairo, June 1991." The collection was made by Dr John Mack and Chris Spring.
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