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Woman's coat (munisak)

Uzbeki
1850–1900


Object Place, Bukhara region, Uzbekistan

Dimensions

Center back length:118.11 cm (46 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

58.342

Medium or Technique

Silk; cut-velvet ikat; resist-dyed pile warp

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

Provenance

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