Girdle

Moroccan
19th century


Object Place: Morocco

Dimensions

16.3 x 239 cm (6 7/16 x 94 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

58.494

Medium or Technique

Brocade

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Girdle. Made of two strips, stitched end to end in center. Same pattern of conventionalized floral motifs rendered in bright polychrome silk wefts on white or purple ground. Long braided fringe at each end. Selvedge along one side; other side, turned over on back, is cut. Slight fraying at selvedges and ends.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Nicea Howard