Girdle

Moroccan
19th century


Object Place: Morocco

Dimensions

184.5 cm (72 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

58.495

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Girdle. Ground half white, half violet. Conventionalized floral ornament in geometric repeat in gold, pink and orange yarns on violet ground. Larger floral units in red, aqua, orange, blue and neutral violet silks on white ground. A wide and narrow band of geometric ornament in gold, orange, pink and gray yarns near end of white ground. Long fringe ar each end. Selvedge along one side; cut along opposite side.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Nicea Howard