Man's robe

Ikat robe

Central Asian, Uzbek
late 19th to early 20th century

Object Place: Bokhara, Uzbekistan


Height x width: 54 x 80 1/2 in. (137.2 x 204.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, warp ikat-dyed; lined with printed cotton plain weave and quilted; trimmed with silk braid and embroidered

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Textiles and Fashion Arts



Geometrically patterned quilted silk ikat robe in varying shades of purple, pink, yellow and white with green knit edging. Edging begins to vary in color at the neckline, and includes narrow blocks of yellow, orange, white and purple. Interior is lined in white cotton with red monochrome printing that features a latticework patterned ground and large red chrysanthemums.


July 7, 1987, purchased by Jane Richardson from dealer Nomaden Schatze, Zurich; gift of Richardson to the MFA (Accession date: January 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Jane DuPree Richardson