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Cloak Bisht

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1986M112.81
Collection:Applied Art - Costume
Date:1920 c - 1920 c

Notes

The Southall Collection is a major collection of Palestinian Dress dating from 1900-1930. It includes garments and accessories worn by nomadic Bedouin people as well as men, women and children living in Ramallah and Bethlehem.

This cloak is known as a 'bisht', it is an overcoat that was made of locally-woven wool.

Presented as part of the Southall Collection, 1985.

Further Information

Production Period:20th Century
School/Style:Palestinian
Medium:Woven brown wool and silk broadcloth with gold metal thread design.
Material(s):Yellow metal
Place of Origin:Palestine

Dimensions

Height:136 cm
Width:144 cm