Man's large rectangular gown (same cut as 2007.253). Apart from linzami, the embroidered piece sown onto the neck opening, the gown has no embroidery, as it is intended to be worn underneath another, more embellished babba riga, such as 2007.253. Only parts of the sleeves and the neck opening will be visible. Tamacheq name: Takatkat

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