Woman’s Mantle (Chyrpy)

Exterior: silk; plain weave; embroidery: chain stitch trim: silk; tablet-woven with fringe lining: cotton; plain weave, block printed | 119.4 x 75cm | late 1800s-early 1900s

Unknown Artist

Traditional costumes in central Asia have distinctive characteristics that indicate ethnicity, age, and class. One of the oldest examples is a woman's coat with false sleeves attached on the back and worn over the head. This silk coat in yellow, the ...
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