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
Medium or Technique
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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.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection