This is an ethnic Turkmen kaftan. A traditional garment made of hand spun red silk with embroidered collar and cuffs. This one is a little patched with unusual fringing on the old embroidered cuffs. See the rear of the dress for a matching panel to the lower part of the dress. There are also ikat silk patches on the arms and one patch on the front. Also some seams have been re sewn.
The yellow stripes are the edges of the silk strips and it is customary to include these in the garment.
This dress is wearable but I have marked at a low price due to the repairs. All elements are authentic Central Asian Turkmen.
US size 8-10 (UK size 12 to 14)
Model is a size 14