Turkmen chyrpy from the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Turkmen chyrpy, mid-19th century. Turkmen chyrpy, mid-19th century. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, UK, acc. no. 450-1884.

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London holds a relatively old Turkmen chyrpy, a long robe traditionally worn by Tekke Turkmen women over the head and shoulders, with false, decorative sleeves. The robe is made of yellow silk with embroidery in red silk, with small floral motifs. The robe measures 118 x 74 cm.

See also: Turkmen embroidery (Afghanistan)Woman's robe from the Turkmen and the Tekke Turkmen woman's coat from c. 1900.

See also the TRC digital exhibition Dressing The Stans: Textiles, Dress and Jewellery from Central Asia (TRC, Leiden, 2017).

Digital source (retrieved 21st June 2016).

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 18th June 2016).



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