|Object Name:||Hooded Cloak|
|Place Made:||Africa: North Africa, Morocco, Middle Atlas Mountains|
|Period:||Early to mid 20th century|
|Date:||1900 - 1970|
|Dimensions:||L 177 cm x W 160 cm|
|Techniques:||Supplementary warp; card woven; hand-sewn|
|Credit:||Gift of Ross Winter|
Hooded robes are commonly used traditional men’s outer garments in northwest Africa. Long and generous in girth, they allow for all kinds of activity while covering the body in accordance with Islamic tradition. Jellaba is worn by boys and men all around Maghreb. Wide enough to allow unrestricted movement of the hands, jellaba has openings that allow the arms to move freely for ablutions without removing the entire garment.