Beautiful Antique Velvet Bindalli Dress Embroidered with Gold Metallic Threads Circa late 1800's-early 1900, a lovely dress encrusted with ornate embroidery, with masses of raised gilt and silver embroidery flower and vines. There are tiny sequins on some of the delicate silk flowers. A lovely design and good quality workmanship
This antique dress came from an elderly couple who lived in Iran and Turkey in the 1950s/1960s. He was a diplomat and she spent her days in the bazaars buying rugs and flat-weaves. She bought the dress near Ankara and it is understood they were made on the Black Sea coast area. They are quite rare now.
UK size 14 to 16