Kussaba, or square shawl, the pieces separately made and sewn together. Black center star, the 8 long point of which are outlined in turquoise, which color reappears as outline to the lower parts of black motifs in each corner. Red and yellow predominating colors of the field. Three borders, each woven separately and sewn together; inside a white stem volutes (sic) its way between vases on a yellow ground with red, green, and black veinings. Center, black ground, bold butha and leaf designs in red, green and blue, embroidered in flowers. Outside, small fringed squares of red, green, blue and yellow with Cufic-like motifs in white, black, and yellow outline stitch.

Kussaba, 19th century

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Title
Kussaba
Role
Artist
Accession Number
35.7.146
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Kussaba, or square shawl, the pieces separately made and sewn together. Black center star, the 8 long point of which are outlined in turquoise, which color reappears as outline to the lower parts of black motifs in each corner. Red and yellow predominating colors of the field. Three borders, each woven separately and sewn together; inside a white stem volutes (sic) its way between vases on a yellow ground with red, green, and black veinings. Center, black ground, bold butha and leaf designs in red, green and blue, embroidered in flowers. Outside, small fringed squares of red, green, blue and yellow with Cufic-like motifs in white, black, and yellow outline stitch.