Palestinian Dress Yoke
The yoke, which is the focal point of the Palestinian dress is often detachable. This yoke is embroidered on selvedge to selvedge white linen. The embroidery is worked with lustrous red, salmon and beige silk accented with black, all applied in cross-stitch in traditional Islamic motifs and later European elements, most identifiable of which is the pseudo-Greco bird. The quality of the stitchwork on this textile is quite exceptional.
Circa: 19th century
Material: Linen with silk embroidery
Condition: A small stain on top middle,excellent
Dimensions: 16" x 13"
Inventory number: TX3991