Tekke Turkmen woman's coat

Woman's coat (chyrpy) from among the Tekke Turkmen, Iran/Turkmenistan, c. 1900. Woman's coat (chyrpy) from among the Tekke Turkmen, Iran/Turkmenistan, c. 1900. Courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art, acc. no. 2010.192.

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, has in its collection a woman's coat (chyrpy) that originates from the Tekke Turkmen in northeastern Iran / Turkmenistan, and approximately dates to the late nineteenth, early twentieth century. It measures 119 x 75 cm and is made of a silk ground material embroidered with stylised tulips worked in chain stitch. This type of coat has false sleeves and was worn over the head.

According to curatorial information, the yellow colour of the coat indicates it was worn by a middle aged woman. It is also indicated that the high quality of the coat would indicate it was professionally made.

For comparable coats, see the Turkmen chyrpy from the mid-nineteenth century, now in the Victoria & Albert Museum; and the Turkmen woman's robe, also from the V & A. See also the Needles entry on Turkmen embroidery from Afghanistan.

Digital source (retrieved 1st September 2017).

Cleveland Museum of Art online catalogue (retrieved 1st September 2017).

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