African Art

Womans’s Head and Shoulder Cover (Mouchtiya)

early to mid-20th century

Wool and cotton, brocade and tapestry weave, subsequently dyed

88 x 37 in. (223.52 x 93.98 cm)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
2016.86.1
Culture: 
Djelass, Berber
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Geography: 
Country Central, Basse Steppe, Tunisia
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Purchased by Renate Anna Menzel (menzel Galerie Nordafrika), Austria, from a dealer in coastal central Tunisia, around 1995
Yale University Art Gallery purchased from Renate Anna Menzel (menzel Galerie Nordafrika) in 2016

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2016.pdf (accessed December 1, 2016).

Cynthia Becker, “Amazigh Woven Textiles at Yale: Visual Expressions of Berber Women’s Creativity and Inventiveness,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2017): 37, fig. 4.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.