woman's coat (chyrpe)

Chodor people
Creation date
wool embroidered with silk
44 1/4 x 69 in.
Credit line
Gift of George W. O'Bannon
Accession number
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Chodor girls were taught to sew at an early age and spent much of their time creating garments and other textiles for their wedding and dowry.

A very rare and fine example, this Turkmen wedding coat has a variety of delicate floral designs embroidered in an all-over pattern.

The coat is made of finely hand-spun and hand-woven wool and its brilliant color was achieved by the use of natural dyes.

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