Woman's coat (munisak)

Woman's coat (chalat). Coat with flared hips and long tapered sleeves, open down entire front; skirt split at sides to just above hemline. Made of ikat velvet in bright, red, green, yellow, blue, violet and white. Lining shows border of glazed silk and cotton (weft) ikat in subdued tones of same colors. All edges trimmed with black, white and blue silks embroidered in herringbone stitch. White taffeta lining cracked, torn.


1958, gift of Mrs. S. Theodore Meyer, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 13, 1958)

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Jay Abrams

Woman's coat (munisak)

  • Uzbeki, 1850–1900
Bukhara region, Uzbekistan
Center back length:118.11 cm (46 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; cut-velvet ikat; resist-dyed pile warp
Accession Number
Not on view