This is a rather magnificent traditional dress from the North West of Syria, Saraqeb.  It is a US dress size 10 to 12  or  UK dress size  14 to 16
These dresses are characterised by their large surfaces of red silk embroidery on dark cotton and their finely worked seams. The motifs are geometrical and resemble the forms of bedouin jewellery.
Chest, shoulders and side panels are classic designs from this region, ie tree of life along the arms, and really worked beautifully. This is very good example of this type of dress and in excellent condition. Both a collectors item and very wearable. There is a tiny pocket on the right hand side.
Length of dress from shoulder to hem is 48ins or 1 meter 22cms
Sleeve length 18 ins/47cms

Traditional Syrian hand embroidered dress Mid 20th century

£375.00Price