Antique Embroidered Yemeni Woman's Dress: circa 1900
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Woman’s Ceremonial dress from Bayt - al - Fatih, Tihama coastal plain, Yemen.
A rare example of a traditional ceremonial dress dating from the turn of the 19th century.
The hand-loomed black cotton dress has been elaborately decorated with hundreds of hand applied cotton bands.
The upper bodice and collar are embroidered with intricate bands of interwoven real silver threads which have been pounded flat.
The condition is good with a few small historic mends and patches. This is an heirloom item which would have been passed from generation to generation.
36 inch bust
26 inch waist
Nape neck to hem 49 inches