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Woman's white cotton chyrpy embroidered with silk and wool felt appliqué in red, green, yellow, blue and magenta. Vertical stalks of highly stylized tulips rise from the hem, and a wide solidly-worked geometric border forms the collar and comes about half-way down the front. False sleeves fall down the back, and are joined at the wrist by a band of red cloth embroidered in black and white. The garment is lined in part with coarse white cotton cloth and is hand-sewn throughout; the lower edge…

Woman's white cotton chyrpy embroidered with silk and wool felt appliqué in red, green, yellow, blue and magenta.

A major category of Turkmen embroidery is the chyrpy.  This is a mantle, approximately in the form of a coat with nonfunctional sleeves, worn by women on special occasions.  They were made in several background colors - black, red, green, white and yellow.  It is generally believed that the colors signal the age and/or marital status of the wearer, although I don't know how firm the evidence for this is.  They are embroidered in silk on silk backgrounds.

A major category of Turkmen embroidery is the chyrpy. This is a mantle…

Marfa    ÐMarfa's costume is an ethnographically exact ceremonial costume of a newly wed peasant woman, traditional for Toropets region, Pskov Province (late 18-th - early 19-th century).    Biscuit porcelain, silk, hand embroidery, hand painting. Hand knitted laces.  By Alexandra Koukinova

Marfa: Marfa's costume is an ethnographically exact ceremonial costume of a newly wed peasant woman, traditional for Toropets region, Pskov Province (late - early century).

"Chyrpy", Turkoman women’s head-robe, traditional costume, 19th century | silk embroidery on cotton cloth | Nomads ethnic textiles, Central Asia.

C Turkmenistan - "Chyrpy", turkoman women’s head-robe, traditional costume, silk embrodiery on cotton cloth.

Ensemble  19th–early 20th century Greek (Attic) , wool, leather, metal, cotton, silk

C Greek (Attic) ensemble of wool, leather, metal, cotton, and silk.

Antique Jackets - TextileAsArt.com, Fine Antique Textiles and Antique Textile Information

Antique Silk Ikat from Uzbekistan Central Asian Silk Ikat Robe Circa 1850

Coat  Uzbekistan (made)  1850-1900 (made)  Cotton, embroidered with silk and lined with silk ikat

Coat

Coat Uzbekistan (made) (made) Cotton, embroidered with silk and lined with silk ikat

Women in Uzbekistan and Northern Afghanistan wore this outdoor veiling garment (paranja) in traditional colours of dark blue, green and grey – colours considered appropriately modest by local tradition.     By the end of the 19th century, wealthy women began wearing silk ikat and striped fabrics (prior to this, only members of the court were allowed), and coats were produced in bright colours – yellow, light blue and even pink.

Robe from Central Asia, century, using "Abr" (AKA "ikat" or "patola" or "kasuri") weaving

Image lore of the Berbers |Cape from high Atlas mountains, 1920’s. Photographer unknown.

Image lore of the Berbers

Berber, Ait Ouaouzguite tribe, Morocco - Cape/akhnif - wool, cotton - eye design to protect from the evil eye

Lakai Embroidered pouch

Central Asian Lakai Embroidery, Silk Embroidery on Wool, Late Century, 22 x inches not including fringe, Some stains

Africa | Woman's blouse / shirt.  Bornu, Nigeria | Cotton; Silk, embroidered | 19th century

virtual-artifacts: “ Woman’s blouse or shirt Bornu, Nigeria, century Cotton;

A majestic and very fine antique silk embroidered Turkoman Turkmen talismanic armband (bazooband) attribute to Yomud / Yomut tribes. Dating to the 19th century, this fantastic Central Asian embroidery has wonderful workmanship  ...

A majestic and very fine antique silk embroidered Turkoman Turkmen talismanic armband (bazooband) attribute to Yomud / Yomut tribes. Dating to the century, this fantastic Central Asian embroidery has wonderful workmanship .

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