Man's hooded cape (akhnif)

Moroccan, Ait Ouaouzguite people, Berber peoples

Object Place: Siroua Mountains, Morocco


Legacy dimension: Back from peak of hood to bottom of garment 1.54

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Embroidered wool

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



The garment is woven of heavy black wool in tapestry stitch; across the back is a large oval section pointed at the ends, woven with brilliant reddish orange wool; across the middle of the orange, around the edge of it and across the edge of the garment are geometric figures embroidered with orange, white blue, green, and brown wool; from the peak of the hood hangs a tassel; there is a fringe edging the bottom of the garment.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection