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Coat

  • Place of origin:

    Turkmenistan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Red silk embroidery on a yellow silk ground

  • Museum number:

    450-1884

  • 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 yellow robe embroidered with red floral motifs

Place of Origin

Turkmenistan (made)

Date

ca. 1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Red silk embroidery on a yellow silk ground

Dimensions

Length: 118 cm, Width: 74 cm at hem

Descriptive line

Woman's robe of yellow silk, Turkmenistan, about 1850.

Labels and date

Jameel Gallery

Woman's Robe of Yellow Silk
Turkmenistan, about 1850

Silk in plain weave, with silk embroidery
Museum no. 450-1884 [2006-2012]

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Embroidery

Categories

Textiles; Clothing

Collection

Middle East Section

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