Silk Ikat Chapan with Undergarment

Silk ikat man’s coat from Samarkand. Better ikat textiles were made of cotton warp and silk weft  thus contributing to their sturdiness, compare to all silk ikat.

This cotton and silk ikat robe has a severe geometrical design, typical of Samarkand ikats of the 1920’s and early 30’s. The appeal of the color combination is totally unexpected but undeniable. It has a front trim of velvet, embroidered with metallic thread. It also comes with its original undergarment, a cotton robe embroidered with silk in a floral design on its sleeves and a raised frilly collar.

Circa: 1920's -1930's

Origin: Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Material: Silk and Cotton

Condition: Good, some small staining

Dimensions: 52" X 80" Sleeve to Sleeve

Inventory number: WR3936



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