Woman’s shawl Ajar 0553

Women's shawl "Ajar". Wool, silk embroidery, silk traditional dyes. Jebeniana area. Tunisia. Early 20th. century. Perfect condition. Cm. 118 x 125 (3'10" x 4'1").
Black (wool) and red (silk) bands with multicolor silk embroidery on the upper end.
A strikingly visual shawl composed of alternating rows of horizontal stripes in undyed dark wool and insect dyed 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. The Ajar is a type of shawl used by girls in the Jebeniana area. Generally red (rarely red and black) it has transverse bands decorated with the classic motifs at the ends. Price available upon request.

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