berber women clothing

Bakhnug berber women clothing

Unique piece , berber heritage    A Bakhnug is a Medival traditional berber women clothing ,used as a shawl for women in some Southern regions. It can be worn in different ways, like a scarf on the shoulders or to cover the head. Due to its extreme finesse as well as its execution that requires a lot of precision, Bakhnug has been reserved for parties, wedding ceremonies and special occasions. As for many shawls and scarves of Berber tribes in the Maghreb, the basic material constituting Bakhnug is wool. Geometric patterns decorate it, woven with cotton threads of white or multicolored color.  Currently, the Bakhnug can also be used as a decorative object hanging on the wall .

 

 

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Weight1 kg
Dimensions250 × 120 cm

More informations

Object Name: Shawl

Local Name : Bakhnug

Place made :Africa: North Africa, Tunisia,gafssa

Date: 1930-1970

Dimensions : L 2,5 cm *W1.2cm

Materials :wool,white coton threads

Technique:plain woven,supplementary weft fringed

Note :there are discolored squares on the fabric and three small, not very visible places sewn, because of its age.

Geometric patterns decorate it, woven with cotton threads of white or multicolored color. The quality of the fabric as well as the reasons for it vary depending on the region and its intended use. Currently, the Bakhnug can also be used by the Tunisian woman as a decorative object hanging on the wall or thrown on a sofa, it gives a touch of authenticity and warmth to the room it decorates.

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