Turkmen Woman's Robe

A woman's robe (chyrpy) from the Turkmen, Central Asia. A woman's robe (chyrpy) from the Turkmen, Central Asia. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, acc. no. T.61-1933.

A white, embroidered woman's robe from the (Tekke) Turkmens in Central Asia is held in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. It has a white ground material, which denotes it was made for an elderly woman or widow. It dates to the first half of the twentieth century. It is made of cotton with silk embroidery. The garment (locally called a chyrpy) is worn over the head and shoulders. The sleeves are purely decorative.

The garment measures 120 x 90 cm.

See also: Turkmen chyrpy from the mid-nineteenth century; Turkmen embroidery (Afghanistan) and 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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