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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk and metallic compound weaving

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.

Credit Line

Gift of F. Fraser Siple, Jr.