Handwoven silk and typical ethnic embroidery to collar. An interesting maroon, bronze colour with silk sheen. This has been sewn together by machine in a rather homespun way. Wide yellow selvedges were traditional features of these dresses.
The material is very strong, there is some wear to the back which I have photographed and some of seam coming apart at the sleeve, but this can be easily repaired. Cotton inserts to sides of bust.
UK size 12-14
US size 8-10
length 44 ins