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Woman's head-veil ('ajar) made of wool. Veil has natural-coloured warp with red-dyed wool weft. Decorated throughout with horizontal natural-coloured bands, of various widths, (which have partially taken up some of the red dye) and which are closer together at top of veil. Long twisted natural-coloured wool fringes at top of veil, short loose natural-coloured fringes at bottom.
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Length: 148 centimetres
Width: 145 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Eth.Doc.362. Women use square or rectangular cloths to cover the head and hair in rural Tunisia. These may be pulled across the face when outside the home especially in front of strangers.
- Not on display
- Fair; head-veil is damaged with holes in two places along top edge; fringes are missing.
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- Acquisition notes
- This fieldwork collection was purchased, together with Af1998,02-03, using BP (British Petroleum) sponsorship in February-March 1998. Textiles (Af1998,01.17-54) were purchased from Ahmad Tahar Zribi, Sfax, on 25.2.1998 for 3,200 TD (Tunisian dinar).
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