Wedding Dress (Morocco, 20th century)

Wedding Dress (Morocco, 20th century)

Wedding dress from Taddana, Morocco. Includes (a) a short sleeved bodice (gonbaiz) in "Rabat style," eight filligree balls on both sides of the front opening, an applique gold woven and plaited bands, with white cotton lining; (b) a purple velvet plastron from shoulder to breast with metallic embroidery, no back section, and an embroidered section stiffened with heavy brown paper; and (C) a wrap-around skirt (jelteta) with gold starburst at hip, a front wrap with concentric arcs of gold woven bands and three rows of gold woven bands edge the skirt, with line in blue cotton and red damask and top edge in red damask.

Accession no. 75.183.166

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