Shawl with Stripes in Silk and Wool

Circa 1900
Algeria, Africa
143 cm x 84 cm
4'8" x 2'9"

A strikingly visual shawl composed of alternating rows of horizontal stripes in undyed dark wool and insect dyed fuchsia red silk. The differing widths of each stripe imparts this textile with a very contemporary look. Shawls of this type are extremely rare and were possibly woven as part of the dowry. Very little is known about the culture who wove them.

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