Antique Uzbek Silk Ikat Coat

Offered by Legge Carpets Ltd
Antique Uzbek Silk Ikat Coat
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Antique Uzbek Silk Ikat Coat

C. 1870 to 1890 Bokhara Uzbekistan
Offered by Legge Carpets Ltd
£3,500.00
Signed/Inscribedlate 19th century
Munisak (lady's coat) in a warp-faced Ikat weave with a silk warp and a cotton weft. Russian printed cotton lining. This quilted woman's coat with a comb design has a lovely embroidery detail where it has been taken in under the arms to give it a fan-shaped outline.
Silk Ikat coats were very expensive and time-consuming to produce and required the weavers to be extremely skilful. They were a mark of the wearer's wealth and high social standing.

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