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Woman's cape

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Polychrome silk yarns embroidered on yellow silk in geometric and floral patterns. High standing collar; long tapered false sleeves ("tails") joined behind by wool piece; flaring skirt with side vents. Condition: very good.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Turkish, about 1800–50

Object Place

Bokhara (?), Turkoman, Turkey (Western)


Center back length: 108 cm (42 1/2 in.) (shown on right)

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Medium or Technique

Silk yarns embroidered on silk and wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts