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Description

Man's voluminous ankle-length cloak or abaya of patterned shot blue and plain turquoise silk fabrics, decorated with plaited maroon silk and gold thread braids: Syria, probably Damascus, late 19th - early 20th century

Museum reference

A.1992.254

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Cloak, Abaya

Production information

Damascus, Syria, Middle East, ASIA

Date

Late 19th - early 20th century

Materials

Silk

Physical description

Patterned shot blue, plain turquoise silk fabrics; decoration of plaited maroon silk and gold thread braids

On display

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