Bridal gown

Palestinian (southwest coastal plain)
1960s


Dimensions

135.89 cm (53 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1998.666

Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk; plain weave embroidered in silk with cross stitch

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Indigo-dyed cloth with green and fuchsia, silk warp stripes: jinna wa har (“heaven and hell” design); T-shaped dress with side gussets, front gussets, front neck yoke, and back hem embroidered in stylized plant forms: on skirt in brown accented with red, orange, blue, and fuchsia; on font yoke with red, orange, green, light blue, and yellow.

Provenance

Purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Luft in Jerusalem in 1977

Credit Line

Gift of Anne-Dote Luft