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ca. 1850 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Red silk embroidery on a yellow silk ground
Brief Description
Woman's robe of yellow silk, Turkmenistan, about 1850.
Physical Description
Woman's yellow robe embroidered with red floral motifs
Dimensions
  • Length: 118cm
  • At hem width: 74cm
Gallery Label
Jameel Gallery Woman's Robe of Yellow Silk Turkmenistan, about 1850 Silk in plain weave, with silk embroidery Museum no. 450-1884(2006-2012)
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
450-1884

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record createdNovember 10, 2005
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