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Title

'Kurteh' or 'chyrpy' (woman's cape)


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This type of coat was worn over a dress and trousers. It is shaped so it can cover the head, and was worn when a woman moved outside the house. The yellow ground signifies that the garment was worn by a middle-aged woman, and is much rarer than the black ground coats worn by younger women. The dummy sleeves at the back are typical of this type of costume. Slits for the arms seem to have been added to this piece at a later stage. (The different names for this type of garment reflect the diversity of languages used across different Central Asian communities.)

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 2008.


Details


Other Title

Yellow ground woman's coat


Places where the work was made

Uzbekistan
Turkmenistan


Date

circa 20th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

embroidered yellow silk ground with woven tasselled edging; cotton lining of block printed handwoven cloth


Dimensions

117.0 cm


Credit

Gift of John Yu and George Soutter in memory of Dee Court 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

209.2008



Place

Where the work was made
Uzbekistan

Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jill Sykes, Look, 'Hunters and Gatherers', pg. 14-15, Newtown, Mar 2009, 7 (colour illus.).