Wedding hanging

Moroccan
19th–early 20th century


Object Place: Morocco

Dimensions

608 x 193 cm (239 3/8 x 76 in.)

Accession Number

27.1

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet embroidered with gold metallic yarns with silk damask borders

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Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Five panels of gold embroidery; three on red velvet, two on green velvet. Main feature of conventional design is horse-shoe arch. At each end, red and green panel with appliqued arch, but without embroidery. Red, yellow, and green damask sewed together in a design form border above; stripes of red and green form lower border.

Credit Line

Gift of Prosper Ricard