Old Tunisian Bakhnoug Wool Wedding Shawl - Textile Art Masterpiece
Spectacular geometric and abstract motifs. They form an alphabet through which declarations of belonging, of faith and messages of goodwill and hope are expressed.
Chenini Vilage, Tunisia
Chenini is an ancient settlement perched high on a hilltop ridge that was used mainly as a fortified granary by the local Berber Nomads.
Age unknown - estimated to be 50-70 years old
These textiles are very important to the family and so rarely available commercially.
LITERATURE EXAMPLE: A similar example may be seen in 'North African Textile' by Spring & Hudson on page 63