- Museum number
A woman's sleeveless silk and cotton gown, worn at her wedding and subsequently on other special occasions. The body of the gown is of white cotton, and rectangular in form, with wide apertures for the arms and at the neck and bodice. Two narrow strips of silk, bearing a complex, chevron pattern, are sewn on either side of the bodice with a narrow gap between. One is predominantly blue and red, the other red, green and yellow, and they run perpendicularly to the hem of the gown. The bodice and a panel immediately below it are embroidered in black silk, and thin lines of multi-coloured embroidery run down each side of the gown. Feathery tassels of red, green and orange silk are sewn onto the arm apertures, onto the base of the bodice, and along the hem of the gown.
- Production date
Length: 124 centimetres
Width: 115 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The silk strips are woven in Mahdia, though the gowns are associated with the town of Moknine. We have not yet ascertained when, where and by whom the embroidery is executed.
- Not on display
- fair - some conservation needed
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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