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Man's Aba

19th century

Object Place: Syria


126 cm (49 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tapestry-woven silk and gold metallic yarns

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Deep rose pink silk; the design of triangles with pendant diamonds and other forms and pointed bands, is woven with gold and light and dark blue silk. Fastened in front with a loop are round buttons of pink and red cotton, which are at the end of two pieces of gold braid. At the other end is a rosette of braid, a coral bead and a tassel. The body part is lined with a cloth made of red silk and dark blue cotton. This same cloth cut in a pattern is applied to the inside of the skirt. Very broad shoulders and no sleeves.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection