Turkmen chapan or khalat summer robe - ROM2008_9824_12


Turkmen chapan or khalat summer robe

Medium:Coarse silk tabby with warp ikat pattern
Geography: Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan
Date: mid-20th century
146 x 268 cm
Object number: 971.139.11
Not on view
DescriptionThe chapan is worn by men and women as an outer robe. It is made of assembled ikat-woven strips that run from the front to the back hem. The coat is trimmed with a woven border and is worn wrapped and belted. Typically, it is made of silk or cotton and is often quilted. This robe has been carefully and harmoniously ikat-dyed with two colours around white undyed areas to create a bold stepped design.
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