Fez Head Veil
Head veils were made of semi transparent ground material so the woman could see through while her features remained obscure. The edges are usually adorned with embroidery to provide some weight. Fez embroidery was done by women and no doubt influenced by Hispano Mooresque aesthetic. The design elements are delicate floral and geometric elements. It is almost always monochromatic and reversible. The handwork is executed in a counted thread technique such as reversible double running stitch, stem stitch, or back stitch. This veil is further weighted down with yellow and pink fringes on narrow ends.
Circa: First Half 19th century
Origin: Fez, Morocco
Material: Silk embroidered linen
Condition: Some age related discoloration, very good
Dimensions: 96" x 29"
Inventory number: TX4152