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Woman's coat
(Chapan)
(late 19th century-early 20th century)

Medium
silk, cotton, dyes, warp ikat
Measurements
128.5 cm (centre back) 151.0 cm (sleeve length)
Place/s of Execution
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Accession Number
2006.268
Department
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2006
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
The women’s coat is an example of a later style, probably dating from the late nineteenth or early twentieth century. Later styles were characterised by bold patterning in one or two colours, as is exemplified in the enormous, purple pomegranate branches on the reverse of this coat.