41” x 3”
Hand-embroidered very fine silk lacing stitch (“kesdi”) on dark indigo handwoven silk
Handwoven checked cotton backing
Good condition; black embroidery is corroded in places
Turkmen women embroidered elaborate trim for the collars of their robes.
The stitching was very fine and when the robes were no longer serviceable, the embroidered collars were often removed and reused on another robe.
The center detail of this collar is shown in the two detail photographs.
If you are interested in this collar trim and would like more information please contact Susan Meller.