22” x 4.5”
Hand-embroidered very fine silk lacing stitch (“kesdi”) on red handwoven silk
Handwoven checked and striped silk backing and indigo cotton blockprint
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.
Stylized tulips form a border.
If you are interested in this collar trim and would like more information please contact Susan Meller.