Caftan

Turkish
19th century


Object Place: Turkey

Dimensions

132.5 cm (52 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.581

Medium or Technique

Gilt silver on silk velvet; cotton

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s embroidered velvet dress, bluish-purple cotton backed velvet, tunic cut, flared at the bottom, round neck with deep “V” in front, straight sleeves, heavy raised gold embroidery with rococo floral design, covers front and back, borders the neck and bottom of the sleeves, open gold braid edges neck and bottom of sleeves and bottom of dress; lined with thin loosely woven cotton.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Olivia James Chapman