Silk Headscarf with Tassels
Likely produced in Fez or Marrakesh, this silk headscarf consists of a variety of weaving techniques. The patterned red ground is twill-woven, while the purple, yellow, green and white stripes consist of both weft floats and weft-faced plain weave. Attached to the ends are braided silk tassels with metal sequins. An example of festival attire for women in the High Atlas, a scarf like this would serve as the top layer of a headdress that is secured with braided silk threads, like the tassels seen here.
Circa: 19th century
Material: silk and metal sequins
Condition: very good condition with some stains
Dimensions: 16" x 205"
Inventory number: TX4397