Extremely fine early chapan silk ikat UZBEK women's robe. A prestige garment beautifully made with high quality elements. Polished and slightly shiny green/yellow and red/purple cotton warp, silk weft outer. The polished cotton lining is of a high quality, and is almost like silk,
it has no faults.
Finely made with great care and in perfect precise condition. Although there is some small staining to the front and sleeves. (please look carefully at photos).
''In Central Asia, home of the ancient Silk Route...cloth had enormous social importance. It was the cloth, not the clothing itself that showed ones status in society. Rituals that involved the presentation of robes, suits of clothing or raw cloth established mutual obligations..'' Kate Fitzgibbon, Susan Meller, Russian Textiles
UK size 12 to 18
Model is 5'6'' tall size 14