52” (shoulder to hem); 66” (cuff to cuff); 23.5” (sleeve length)
Handwoven silk (“shohi”)
Russian roller-printed cotton lining (three different prints)
Handwoven adras ikat facings
Russian yarn-dyed stripe on inside hem and cuffs
Loop-manipulation handwoven silk trim
Good condition except for areas of discoloration on the black silk, mainly down the center back. All fabrics still strong. No stains on lining.
Lining fabrics illustrated in RUSSIAN TEXTILES, pages 72; 84; 192
This plain black outer robe belies its beautiful inside. Three different Russian prints are set off by a striking Uzbek ikat and a lovely Russian yarn-dyed stripe. The main pattern of meandering scrollwork and floral bouquets is particularly refined. Completely original and entirely hand-sewn, this robe displays well either as is, or turned inside-out.
If you are interested in this silk robe and would like more information please contact Susan Meller