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Date:
1875–1925
Medium:
silk, cotton, wool, metallic thread
Dimensions:
[no dimensions available]
Classification:
Main dress
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Irene Lewisohn and Mrs. Alice Lewisohn Crowley, 1939
Accession Number:
C.I.39.91.14a–f
Not on view

Fine embroidery with intricate motifs rendered in infinite rows of tiny cross-stitch has long been an important decorative device in traditional Palestinian dress. In the past, Palestinian girls were expected to master the art of embroidery from an early age since, according to one source, "A prospective bride was assessed not only on her general character ... her embroidery was examined and commented upon, for its execution revealed her personality."

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dress Rehearsal," August 1, 2001–October 28, 2001.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "From Casablanca To Calcutta," January 9, 1948–December 5, 1948.

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