A shirt-dress for women.
A rectangle of red cotton fabric entirely embroidered with geometric motifs of green and yellow silk threads. An opening in the middle of the decorated part, bordered by a braided braid of red, yellow and green silk which forms a buttonhole every two centimeters. The rounded neckline is made of silk.
The red colour of the dress, typical of Tafilalet clothing, is a symbol of abundance and joy. This garment is worn exclusively by Jewish women.
Besancenot, Jean. Costumes of Morocco. translated by Caroline Stone, London & New York: Kegan Paul International, distributed by Routledge, Chapman and Hall, 1990, pp. 181-85, 196, pls. 55-56.
Jouin, Jeanne. “Le Costume de la Femme Israélite au Maroc [The Costume of the Israelite Woman in Morocco].” Journal de la Société des Africanistes [Journal of the Africanists Society], vol. 6, no. 2, 1936, pp. 167-85.
Esther Juhasz, ed. The Jewish Wardrobe: From the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, ed. , Milan: 5 Continents Editions, 2012, pp. 211-12.
Juifs du Maroc : Photographies de Jean Besancenot, 1934-1937. Paris : Musée d’art et d’histoire du judaïsme, 2021.
Muller-Lancet, Aviva. ‘Al Ha-Khasut Ve-Be’ikar al Ha-Meser: Levusham shel Yehudim Be-‘Artzot Ha-Islam [Garments with a Message: Jewish Wear in Islamic Lands]. Jerusalem: Ben- Zvi Institute and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2010, pp. 205-7.
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