Meknes Carrying Cloth (mendil)

Just like other Moroccan urban centers, Meknes embroidery is unique and easily identifiable. The design features diagonal lines running superimposed on a grid of small squares with densely embroidered center and edges.The essentially geometric motifs- tiny, brilliant, spotted patches – merge with tree shapes and stars in allover compositions not unlike illuminated manuscripts or mosaics. The reversible handwork is done with thick silk in double running, stepped and zigzag stitches similar to Fez and Sale embroidery.

Circa: 19th centurySilk

Origin: Morocco

Material: silk on cotton

Condition: minor discoloration to ground, otherwise very good

Dimensions: 55" x 41"

Inventory number: TX4431

$1,475

SOLD

Call: (646) 370-6801

E-mail us: yosi@sarajo.com or stephen.gomez@sarajo.com

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