- Museum number
A black, woollen shawl with weft stripes of blue and with tie-dyed decoration at the lower edge, produced using henna. The top edge, which covers the woman's head, is hand-embroidered with geometric and animal designs in brightly-coloured wool thread. It is further embellished with four multi-coloured woollen pom-poms. A patch of brown felt has been sewn on the reverse of the cloth along a section of the top edge of where the material has become thin.
- Production date
Length: 138 centimetres
Width: 144 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Specific family groups among the women who inhabit the coastal villages around Sfax are denoted by the use of different coloured stripes.
- Not on display
- fair, though thinning a little along the top edge which has been patched
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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