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Bed furnishing

Moroccan (Chechaoven)
18th–19th century

Object Place: Morocco


82 x 127.5 cm (32 5/16 x 50 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Embroidered

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



A rectangular piece of white cotton with warp fringe at top and bottom and polychrome silk warp stripes woven in on either side. On the field are two pairs of roughly rectangular motives meeting at the center and densely embroidered in red silk with green silk highlights each with a section of warp-wrapping, in polychrome silk yarns, giving the apperance of split tapestry technique. Slightly soiled.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection