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What is this?

Woman's coat with full skirt gathered into the waist seam, asymmetrical front opening, and long sleeves which narrow to the wrist, made of silk warp ikat in bright colors of blue, green, yellow, burgundy, and white. Ties at waist are a flat braid of green and red silk with silver beads and elaborate red and green silk tassels at the ends. Unlined.

This is a woman's robe (munisak) from Afghanistan. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1979. Gift of Brunschwig & Fils, Inc..

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Its medium is

medium: silk technique: plain weave with tied resist patterning in warp (ikat) label: silk warp ikat

Its dimensions are

H x W: 142.9 x 148 cm (56 1/4 x 58 1/4 in.)

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This object was donated by Brunschwig & Fils, Inc.

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