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24 April

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.

  • veil

    veil

  • turban

    turban

  • turban

    turban

  • bodice

    bodice

  • tunic

    tunic

  • skirt

    skirt

  • belt

    belt

  • tablecloth

    tablecloth

  • partridge cage over

    partridge cage over

  • funeral ritual

    funeral ritual

  • funeral ritual

    funeral ritual

  • marriage ritual

    marriage ritual

  • marriage ritual

    marriage ritual

  • mark of power

    mark of power


veil

veil

Small women’s veil, tazira Tunisia, Matmata Region, Berber, beginning of 20th century Hand spun wool, Z-twist, flush silk Hélène Balfet Mission 71.1958.54.7

Cloth, reserve-dyed by knotted tying encircling a small red dye, carried out at the right side and towards the fabric, thus forming simple or concentric circles. Dyeing : 2 successive yellow, blue-black baths. Additional design : embroidery (cross, flower and zig zag stitches), application of sequins. Fringes from the warp yarns. 86x75 cm