Woman's shawl (handira)

Moroccan
Berber
late 19th–mid 20th century


Dimensions

Length x width: 208.3 x 58.4 cm (82 x 23 in.)

Accession Number

2012.840

Medium or Technique

Wool, cotton

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Primarily white blanket-like shawl with black geometric pattern.

Provenance

About 1972, purchased in Fez, Morocco by Judith Manelis, Lexington, MA; 2012, gift of Judith Manelis to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Judith Manelis