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Long black dress of linen, with sleeves decorated by light taupe silk on top, golden silk on sides, and a deep maroon velvet underneath. The cuffs are heavily embroidered. The sleeves are lined with a red floral patterned fabric. The front of the dress is heavily embroidered in red with a few accents in various colours in long panels extending from the waist down both sides of the skirt, and a square bib. The reverse has the same panels extending down the legs, but the designs are attached by a large section of embroidery across the bottom of the skirt. The hemline is edged by a thin plaited stripe in red, and another in off-white.


Purchased by donors in a shop in Jerusalem's old city. The shop owner said he collected textiles in the area around Jerusalem, or in Jordan.

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