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  • Description

    Woman's dress made of a silk fabric, possibly of Chinese manufacture, with a pattern of floral sprigs in light yellow-green on a bright apple green background. The dress itself is of a wide cut with very wide and long sleeves. It has a raised collar and a slit opening at the neckline. Its length would have reached just below the knees allowing the ornamented cuffs of the trousers worn underneath to show.


  • Date

    • early 20thC - mid 20thC
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 133 centimetres
    • Width: 145 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The wide shape of this dress was characteristic of dresses worn at weddings and special occasions.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition


  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Part of a collection of 100 ethnographic artefacts donated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan in July 2015. This donation followed a visit to the British Museum in July 2014 by HE, Mr. Sirodjidin Aslov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan. This collection of artefacts was gathered together with the help of Mr. Shamsullo Sakhibov, Trade Representative of the Republic of Tajikistan to the United Kingdom and with contributions by HE, Mr. Erkin Kasymov, Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan in the United Kingdom.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number


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