Wedding tunic in Andalusian style



Wedding tunic in Andalusian style

We encounter wedding tunics of such simple tailoring already in mosaics from the Roman period. The special character of this splendid costume, however, lies less in its cut, which is standard for all wedding attire in Tunisia, but in its sophisticated decoration, which reveals Andalusian influence. Typical for this tunic, made in Raf Raf on the north coast of Tunisia, is the extensive central stripe embroidered in gold and silver and decorated with sequins. A defensive hand serves as protective symbol.

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Wedding tunic in Andalusian style


before 1913

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Silk, cotton, gold and silver threads, sequins


H. 132 cm, W. 108 cm, D. 10 cm

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