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Blouse

Turkish
made in 1920s from 18th–19th century material


Object Place: Turkey

Dimensions

67.5 cm (26 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.618

Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Turkish, 18th-19th century blouse, made in 1920s. Front and back made from an embroidered towel, scarf or cover. Tabby-woven linen ground showing close powder of sprigs executed in tent, cross and satin stitches with polychrome silks and gold yarns. Sleeves of coarser linen, plain but for embroidered stripes on cuffs. Low V-neck. Old silks faded, gold tarnished and worn.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ivan Hekimian