UZBEK BOY’S IKAT COAT (ATRNB-184)

Uzbekistan, third quarter 20th century


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26” length x 35” cuff to cuff

Silk “atlas” ikat (machine-woven)

Hand-quilted

Lined with a printed-cotton shirting stripe

Two pearl buttons

Very good condition except for stain on bottom front hem

 

Except for very young children, who needed extra protection from evil spirits, boys and girls dressed much the same way as their parents.

The two shiny pearl buttons probably served as amulets to ward off the Evil Eye, who was notoriously jealous of little children.

 

If you are interested in this child’s coat and would like more information please contact Susan Meller.

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Price: $35.00
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