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Abaya

Syrian
Late 19th to early 20th century


Object Place: Syria

Dimensions

131 x 127.5 cm (51 9/16 x 50 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.294

Medium or Technique

Silk; weaving

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Abaya (cloak, coat). Tapestry weaving: black silk and yellow metallic yarns with red and white silk details. Highly stylized design. Construction: 2 lengths bound together with yellow metallic cord across center; sides folded to near-center and bound at top; armholes cut and bound.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection