Berber Woman’s Shawl (Handira)

A shawl worn by Berber women on festive ocassions.It gets draped around the shoulders and fastened with braided ties.Made of wool and cotton. The side worn against the body has knotted wool construction to provide insulation . The outer side is decorated with woven bands, each with a unique pattern of tribal symbols.The ground between those bands is woven of cotton pile of uncut loops, reminiscent of terry cloth.

Circa: Early 20th C.

Origin: Beni Ouarain Berbers of Middle Atlas, Morocco

Material: Wool and silk

Condition: Some staining, good

Dimensions: 64" x 36"

Inventory number: TX3743



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