Girdle

Moroccan
19th century


Object Place: Morocco

Dimensions

220.5 cm (86 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

58.492

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Girdle. Major portion shows fuschia, yellow and white silk (weft) discs on blue ground. Near ends, bands showing conventionalized floral motfs in geometric compartments: fuschis, white, yellow, blue, green and black at one end; gold at opposite end. Long twisted fringe at each end. Selvedge along one side. Reverse partly lined with printed cotton showing powder of terracotta quatrefoils.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Nicea Howard