Handspun red silk ethnic Turkmen dress with embroidered collar. This is a loose vintage kaftan type dress which would fit US size 10 to 14 (UK sizes 14 to 18)
The yellow stripes are the selvedges (edges) of the woven silk and it was custom to incorporate them into the design. They would originally have been worn with a red striped silk jacket coat. This silk is soft yet quite robust, made to take the daily wear of hardworking ladies.
Central Asian regions have a long history of silk weaving and wear. Turkmenistan was on the Silk Road.
This is in very good condition, no tears or stains.
The model is 5'6'' and a size 10US/14UK