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Woman's robe (chyrpy)

Woman's robe (chyrpy)

  • Place of origin:

    Turkmenistan (made)

  • Date:

    1900-1920 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton with silk embroidery

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Laura Horniman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Women’s robes (chyrpy) like this were made for Turkmen women of the Tekke tribe. They were worn over the head so that they hung down over the back and shoulders. The sleeves were purely decorative.

Physical description

Woman's robe of off-white cotton embroidered in silk thread in various colours. Vestigial sleeves hang down the back of the robe, which is worn as a hood or cape over the top of the head.

Place of Origin

Turkmenistan (made)


1900-1920 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Cotton with silk embroidery


Length: 120 cm, Width: 90 cm at hem, approx.

Object history note

Acquired by the donor in Egypt.

Descriptive line

Woman's embroidered white robe (chyrpy), Central Asia (Tekke Turkoman), 1900-20.

Labels and date

Jameel Gallery

Woman's Robe of White Cotton
Turkmenistan, 1900-20
Cotton in plain weave, with silk embroidery
Museum no. T.61-1933. Given by Mrs Laura Horniman [2006-2011]

Production Note

Made by a woman of the Tekke Turkman community




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