Chapan/khalat or coat. Mid. 19th century, from Uzbekistan, blue, yellow and red striped silk, cotton, dyes, braid, printed Russian cotton and ikat edged on the inside. The Chapan/khalat is a coat worn over the clothes in winter, usually by men. More usually seen are Ikat decorated varieties, this one is neatly striped with a red, white and yellow Ikat border around the inside edges, over-sewn with green silk blanket stitch. The top of the coat around the neck has been top-stitched by hand to achieve a stiffer quilted effect. There is a woven braid trim around all the edges and cuffs. Typically as with this piece the sleeves are extremely long. The lining is a red and white printed cotton with smaller patches of different patterned cottons.
Circa: 19th century
Material: Silk, Cotton and cotton blend
Condition: very good
Dimensions: 55" x 90"
Inventory number: WR3822