Girdle

Moroccan
19th century


Object Place: Morocco

Dimensions

14.3 x 181.5 cm (5 5/8 x 71 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

58.493

Medium or Technique

Cotton and brocade

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Girdle. Ground half white, half dark violet. Conventionalized cone and sprig motif, repeated in staggered rows, woven wtih ornage, pink, blue, green, white and black cottons. Touches of orange silk near center. Two bands of gold or gold and black ornament near end on white ground. Long fringes at each end. Selvedge along one side; opposire side cut. Reverse coated with stiff wax-like substance.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Nicea Howard