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Wedding dress in two pieces (dress)

Armenian (Harput)
19th century

Object Place: Armenia


120 cm (47 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Two piece wedding dress, polychrome silk and gold brocade in design of floral and architectural motifs on a pinkish beige ground. Full length, front opening, very low cut at neck, separate insert for neck (b), loose sleeves below elbow, sleeves lined with red satin; main body body of robe lined with olive green linen. Robe edges with yellow silk and silver-gilt braid. Some stains and wear.


Probably made in the United States. 1960, gift of Aznave Kechijian, Harry Kechijian, Natalie Kechijian, and Alice Kechijian to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 13, 1960)

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Dr. Keaim Kechijian