African Art

Woman’s Headband or Turban (Assaba)

early to mid-20th century

Wool, warp twining, tie-dye

68 x 8 1/2 in. (172.72 x 21.59 cm)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
2016.86.3
Culture: 
Berber
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Geography: 
Country Tamezret, Southern, Matmata Mountains, Tunisia
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Collected by Renate Anna Menzel (menzel Galerie Nordafrika), Austria, in Southern Tunisia, Matmata Mountains, Tamezret, approximately 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).

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.