Woman's wedding sash
Late 19th to early 20th century
Object Place: Morocco
248 cm (97 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.35 x 2.48 cm
Medium or Technique
Silk and metallic compound weaving
Not On View
Compound weaving of silk and metallic yarns folding along center length (warp and weft density decrease for several ends and picks); each half of warp prepared with two yarns: 1) red silk and blue silk half-length dyed purple, 20 red silk and purple silk half-length dyed green. Obverse: patterned with 16 blocks (8 pairs) of polychrome brocading on purple, blue or green satin ground (3 patterns repeat twice (12), two occur oned (4)). Designs: floral arabesques or 8-pointed stars. Reverse: two orange sections, others weft ikat (2-3 color giving spotted effect). Red warp ties down weft and covers brocading yarns. Condition: water stain, both sides.
Gift of F. Fraser Siple, Jr.