Mahmoudi (woman's mantle) Bakhnoug Wool Wedding Shawl
Spectacular geometric and abstract motifs. They form an alphabet through which declarations of belonging, of faith and messages of goodwill and hope are expressed.
Wool with cotton supplementary patterns, tie-dyed at ends.
The piece is dyed after weaving and the cotton resists the indigo. There are two small holes in the border area, one roughly darned in the white striped area of the detail image below. Fringes edges have some rough spots.
Berber people from the border of Tunisia and Libya
47" by 83" (119 by 210 cm)
From the early-mid 1900s
These textiles are very important to the family and so rarely available commercially.
PERSONAL COLLECTION - NOT FOR SALE YET
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.