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Dress

Native NameDeel
Object Number:2002-15-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mongolian
Halh
Provenience: Mongolia
Period: 19th Century
Date Made: 1800 - 1825 CE
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1825
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Muslin (uncertain)
Cotton (uncertain)
Brass
Technique:Hand-Sewn
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. & Mrs. William G. Bikales, 2002

Description

Dress (Deel) part of wealthy married Halh woman's costume. Interior cotton or muslin. Exterior mostly blue Chinese silk, hemmed with black/gold fruit, purple/turquoise bands. Stiff upright padded shoulders, long sleeves and horseshoe cuffs; variable fabrics inc. red Tibetan silk. Brass ball buttons.

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