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An excellent antique Uzbek silk velvet Ikat Chapan / Robe dating to the 3rd quarter of the 19th Century. While Ikat textiles of Central Asia were some of the most sophisticated woven  ...
An excellent antique Uzbek silk velvet Ikat Chapan / Robe dating to the 3rd quarter of the 19th Century. While Ikat textiles of Central Asia were some of the most sophisticated woven  ...
An excellent antique Uzbek silk velvet Ikat Chapan / Robe dating to the 3rd quarter of the 19th Century. While Ikat textiles of Central Asia were some of the most sophisticated woven  ...
An excellent antique Uzbek silk velvet Ikat Chapan / Robe dating to the 3rd quarter of the 19th Century. While Ikat textiles of Central Asia were some of the most sophisticated woven  ...
An excellent antique Uzbek silk velvet Ikat Chapan / Robe dating to the 3rd quarter of the 19th Century. While Ikat textiles of Central Asia were some of the most sophisticated woven  ...
An excellent antique Uzbek silk velvet Ikat Chapan / Robe dating to the 3rd quarter of the 19th Century. While Ikat textiles of Central Asia were some of the most sophisticated woven  ...
An excellent antique Uzbek silk velvet Ikat Chapan / Robe dating to the 3rd quarter of the 19th Century. While Ikat textiles of Central Asia were some of the most sophisticated woven textiles in history, the velvet Ikat types (often called Allah Bakhmal ) were the coveted of them all. They were woven to be tailored into robes for noble, aristocratic and very wealthy families. Such robes were always expensive, even back when they were made. This is due to the complex weaving technique alongside the tie dye, that required weeks and months of master craftsmanship to produce. The tradition only lasted for about 40 years, which explains the rarity of the silk velvet Ikat garments and hangings. This example has the classic drop boteh motif. The colours are exceptional. It has all the original elements, including lining and edging silks. Lovely patina. It has some ares of the silk pile reduced. But none of it distracts. It is a rare museum grade piece worthy of any collection. size: Sleeve to sleeve = 158cm (62"). Neck to bottom = 115cm x 45". Email your questions.
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