Usage – ways of dressing and others
After exploring the different factors that are involved in decorative development, some examples allow the evocation of the role and place that fabrics play in the social life, as marks of identity, such as elements of profane or religious rituals or as vectors of artistic expression.
The majority of decorated fabrics that enter into social rituals, or have a symbolic function with their patterns or colours, are mainly clothing but they can also have other profane or ceremonial uses.
In addition to ritual usage, haqbalt tazuggwa[a]t Algeria, Aures, Chaouia, beginning of the 20th century Kid or Goatskin Thérèse Rivière Mission 71.1936.2.503
Important aspects of the marriage ritual Six dyed goatskins representing the fiancée and a white goat skin for the fiancée were filled with grain and dry fruit and piled up against the post thus forming the hiji, against which the fiancée will be installed. A propitiatory ritual was then carried out. A similar hiji was also erected during circumcisions. After tanning, the entire kidskin was turned over and softened, then tying carried out which restricted somewhat the colouring agent in the small pockets. The sin was then dyed in a red bath. The design also comprises three registers with different colours; the central strip decorated with circles of contrasting colours. 72x34 cm