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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; flaring skirt with side vents. Condition: some tears on shoulders.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Turkish, late 18th–19th century

Object Place

Bokhara, Turkoman, Turkey (Western)


Center back length: 120 cm (47 1/4 in.) (shown on left)

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Medium or Technique

Silk yarns embroidered on silk and wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts