Gown: oblong shaped body with very broad flared sleeves and an oblong pocket across the front. Composed of three large pieces of cotton damask. The body of the garment has been folded and machine stitched to create the impression of a narrow strip gown. The garment is embroidered with dyed green wool.  The gown is extensively embroidered across front and back covering the whole of the front body panel with a large spiral behind the neck of the garment. The decoration consists of geometric shapes primarily a repeating diamond pattern.   The tunic is hemmed around the neck and sleeves and is lined in places with printed cotton.

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2008,2025.40

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Gown: oblong shaped body with very broad flared sleeves and an oblong pocket across the front. Composed of three large pieces of cotton damask. The body of the garment has been folded and machine stitched to create the impression of a narrow strip gown. The garment is embroidered with dyed green wool. The gown is extensively embroidered across front and back covering the whole of the front body panel with a large spiral behind the neck of the garment. The decoration consists of geometric shapes primarily a repeating diamond pattern. The tunic is hemmed around the neck and sleeves and is lined in places with printed cotton.

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  • Gown: oblong shaped body with very broad flared sleeves and an oblong pocket across the front. Composed of three large pieces of cotton damask. The body of the garment has been folded and machine stitched to create the impression of a narrow strip gown. The garment is embroidered with dyed green wool.  The gown is extensively embroidered across front and back covering the whole of the front body panel with a large spiral behind the neck of the garment. The decoration consists of geometric shapes primarily a repeating diamond pattern.   The tunic is hemmed around the neck and sleeves and is lined in places with printed cotton.

    Full: Front

  • Gown: oblong shaped body with very broad flared sleeves and an oblong pocket across the front. Composed of three large pieces of cotton damask. The body of the garment has been folded and machine stitched to create the impression of a narrow strip gown. The garment is embroidered with dyed green wool.  The gown is extensively embroidered across front and back covering the whole of the front body panel with a large spiral behind the neck of the garment. The decoration consists of geometric shapes primarily a repeating diamond pattern.   The tunic is hemmed around the neck and sleeves and is lined in places with printed cotton.

    Front:Section(Textile)

  • Gown: oblong shaped body with very broad flared sleeves and an oblong pocket across the front. Composed of three large pieces of cotton damask. The body of the garment has been folded and machine stitched to create the impression of a narrow strip gown. The garment is embroidered with dyed green wool.  The gown is extensively embroidered across front and back covering the whole of the front body panel with a large spiral behind the neck of the garment. The decoration consists of geometric shapes primarily a repeating diamond pattern.   The tunic is hemmed around the neck and sleeves and is lined in places with printed cotton.

    Front:Section(Textile)

  • Gown: oblong shaped body with very broad flared sleeves and an oblong pocket across the front. Composed of three large pieces of cotton damask. The body of the garment has been folded and machine stitched to create the impression of a narrow strip gown. The garment is embroidered with dyed green wool.  The gown is extensively embroidered across front and back covering the whole of the front body panel with a large spiral behind the neck of the garment. The decoration consists of geometric shapes primarily a repeating diamond pattern.   The tunic is hemmed around the neck and sleeves and is lined in places with printed cotton.

    Front:Section(Textile)

  • Gown: oblong shaped body with very broad flared sleeves and an oblong pocket across the front. Composed of three large pieces of cotton damask. The body of the garment has been folded and machine stitched to create the impression of a narrow strip gown. The garment is embroidered with dyed green wool.  The gown is extensively embroidered across front and back covering the whole of the front body panel with a large spiral behind the neck of the garment. The decoration consists of geometric shapes primarily a repeating diamond pattern.   The tunic is hemmed around the neck and sleeves and is lined in places with printed cotton.

    Back:Section (Textile)

  • Gown: oblong shaped body with very broad flared sleeves and an oblong pocket across the front. Composed of three large pieces of cotton damask. The body of the garment has been folded and machine stitched to create the impression of a narrow strip gown. The garment is embroidered with dyed green wool.  The gown is extensively embroidered across front and back covering the whole of the front body panel with a large spiral behind the neck of the garment. The decoration consists of geometric shapes primarily a repeating diamond pattern.   The tunic is hemmed around the neck and sleeves and is lined in places with printed cotton.

    Front:Section(Textile)