About this object


Purchased by the donors from a shop in Jerusalem's old city, but told it was of Afghan or Rabari origin.

Physical description

Dress composed of two main fabrics - dark floral sleeves and a bright red and orange floral skirt. The chest and cuffs are heavily decorated with applique, embroidery, Government of Pakistan coins (some pounded), semi-translucent white buttons, metal decorations, and beading. Six red and white beaded tassels hang in front - two lower at centre, four longer tassels extending down from bottom row of coins. The hem of the skirt is a thick solid mauve, bordered by a thin band of green, and heavily embroidered in silver metal thread.