Woman's Robe (munisak) (Afghanistan), late 19th century
Medium: silk Technique: plain weave with tied resist patterning in warp (ikat) Label: silk warp ikat. Gift of Brunschwig & Fils, Inc.. 1979-24-1.
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.