Black Assuit Caftan

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Caftan-style dress in black Assuit fabric, mesh woven with silver metal, that originated in Egypt and popularized after the Egyptomania following the opening of King Tut's tomb in 1922. Simple woven pattern throughout punctuated by geometric motifs front center, at wrists, and at hem. Hand-stitched lining around neck and wrists. Approximate size 6-8; fabric has some give, slips over the head.

Details

  • Designer
    Unknown
  • Place of Origin
    Egypt
  • Period
    1920-1929
  • Condition
    Good. One small repair near hem not noticeable; lining bands are faded - could be replaced or removed..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Seller Location
    Alford, MA
  • Reference Number
    LU2092448633
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Located in Alford, MA

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