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fustan nissa (women's dress)
  • Hawazma peoples
  • fustan nissa (women's dress), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • cotton, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 120 x 101 cm
    Object Height/Width: 47 1/4 x 39 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5186

The woman's dress was made from cloth with a red and white grid pattern with a regularly placed green leaf pattern. The dress is sleeveless with a round neck and no collar. It has a gathered skirt and a point at the center of the waistband.