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

Location: private


Three different sizes for different ages.


Reference: tunic for unmarried girls, Musée d’ethnographie, Genève