Antique Ceremonial Head Scarf

01708
Period
Circa 1930
Origin
Anti Atlas, Morocco
Materials
Wool
Status
Available
Size
126 cm x 75 cm
4'1" x 2'5"

A very finely woven wool veil used as a head cover in the wedding ceremony among the Ait Abdallah Berber people of the Moroccan Anti Atlas region. The pattern is obtained with the resist-technique using henna pigments. Mounted on a black cotton backing on a wooden stretcher.

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