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
Dealer Location
Alford, MA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU2092448633
Address
Patina
307 West Rd.
Alford MA 01266
US
(646) 846-1937
1stdibs Dealer since 2011 Located in Alford, MA
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