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Size: 183x185 cm,

Old aleppo textile... 

Technically a combined skirt and attached shawl and often referred to as an ‘abba’ street dress, but more properly and closer to the original Arabic, an abaya,  ...
Size: 183x185 cm,

Old aleppo textile... 

Technically a combined skirt and attached shawl and often referred to as an ‘abba’ street dress, but more properly and closer to the original Arabic, an abaya,  ...
Size: 183x185 cm,

Old aleppo textile... 

Technically a combined skirt and attached shawl and often referred to as an ‘abba’ street dress, but more properly and closer to the original Arabic, an abaya,  ...
Size: 183x185 cm, Old aleppo textile... Technically a combined skirt and attached shawl and often referred to as an ‘abba’ street dress, but more properly and closer to the original Arabic, an abaya, this type of fine woven silk is called 'meydaniyyeh' in local Aleppo/Gaziantep terminology. ‘The Modern Traveler’ from 1825, describes traditional Syrian dress of the period and states ‘abba, which is the name reserved for the striped robe’. The abaya is made from two woven panels of very unusual gold yellow and purple silk with saf design and stripes in silver grey thread and is hand stitched. The skirt has one maroon silk velvet drawstring (it would have had two originally. The ends of the panels which originally made a double tube have been unstitched revealing the original deep blie selvage edge, thus the panels can now be laid flat as seen in the photos.
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