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Coat

This is a Coat. It was designed by Wadha Al Hajri and made for Wadha.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as part of Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

It is dated Spring/Summer Collection 2017. Its medium is silk organza with cutwork and embroidery. It is a part of the department.


Wadha Al Hajri employs a team of skilled needle workers to create elaborate surface textures inspired by Islamic art and architecture. As she explains, “Art in particular is one of the strongest forms of cultural diplomacy.” In this abaya, embroidery and cut work mimic the intricate lattice screens known as a mashrabiya.

It is credited Courtesy of Wadha Al Hajri (Wadha Haute Couture).

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

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