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"Benîqa" (women's headscarf)
Description: 

A "benîqa" (women's headscarf for after a bath), multi-colored floral motifs with gold on natural cotton ground, fringed (twined gold thread), sewn togehther in the middle

Place of fabrication: 
Algeria
Date Period: 
1800?
Materials: 
Silk, cotton, metal thread, metal passementerie
Technique: 
Embroidery, ajour work; sewn together in the center
Dimensions: 
232 x 18,5 (244 including fringes)
Condition: 
Fair-good: discoloration: cotton brownish, dark red bleeding color, some minor holes, some repairs
Notes: 
None
Provenance: 
By purchase