Embroidery “attoq nitilisha”
“attoq nitilisha” – straight-shaped embroidered collar for a tunic for unmarried women/girls in Siwa oasis, Egypt.
Embroidery on black cotton fabric with a simplified pattern from a wedding tunic in Siwa. Pattern composition is the same for most but with variations. Embroidered by Siwa women.
Material: rayon or cotton embroidery thread on cotton
Technique: chain stitch, romanian stitch, cross stitch
Dimension: height, 38, 47, 54 cm x width 5 cm
Place of origin: Siwa oasis, Egypt
Three different sizes for different ages.
Reference: tunic for unmarried girls, Musée d’ethnographie, Genève