Woman's Robe

early 20th century (made)
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Place Of Origin

Woman's robe (pashk) of purple silk embroidered and couched with gold-wrapped thread. A triangular red silk gusset is under each arm. The robe is wider at the bottom than at the top, and the sleeves are wider at the shoulder than at the wrist. There is an opening at the front and a flap-pocket at the waist. The gold embroidery is worked on the breast and the front panel with open diamond diaper and close geometrical panels of basket and diamond motives. The edges of the neck, deep cuffs and all the seams and bottom are ornamented.


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Materials and Techniques
Embroidered silk with gold-wrapped thread
Brief Description
Woman's robe (pashk) of silk embroidered with gold-wrapped thread, Baluchistan, early 20th century
Physical Description
Woman's robe (pashk) of purple silk embroidered and couched with gold-wrapped thread. A triangular red silk gusset is under each arm. The robe is wider at the bottom than at the top, and the sleeves are wider at the shoulder than at the wrist. There is an opening at the front and a flap-pocket at the waist. The gold embroidery is worked on the breast and the front panel with open diamond diaper and close geometrical panels of basket and diamond motives. The edges of the neck, deep cuffs and all the seams and bottom are ornamented.
Dimensions
  • Length: 119cm
  • Length: 46in
  • Across sleeves width: 65in
Credit line
Gift of Major Arthur M. Cohen through The Art Fund
Production
Probably made and worn in Kalat, Baluchistan
Bibliographic References
  • Dress in detail from around the world / Rosemary Crill, Jennifer Wearden and Verity Wilson ; with contributions from Anna Jackson and Charlotte Horlyck ; photographs by Richard Davis, drawings by Leonie Davis. London: V&A Publications, 2002 Number: 1851773770 (hbk), 1851773789 (pbk)pp.68-69
  • Colours of the Indus : costume and textiles of Pakistan / Nasreen Askari and Rosemary Crill. London: Merrell Holberton in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1997 Number: 1858940443p. 72, fig. 114
Other Number
IPN.2620 - Previous number
Collection
Accession Number
IM.65-1930

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record createdDecember 17, 2004
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