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A9650 Tunic (Aba), mens, silk / metallic thread, maker unknown, Syria, late nineteenth century
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Object statement
Tunic (Aba), mens, silk / metallic thread, maker unknown, Syria, late nineteenth century
Aba made in Syria in the late nineteenth century.

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Description
Tunic (Aba), mens, silk / metallic thread, maker unknown, Syria, late nineteenth century.

Handwoven aba or man's tunic of weft faced plain weave construction, with seams at shoulder level and horizontal centre. The armholes and top seam have been bound with an overstitch, plait style in green thread. The tunic is in green silk with a woven geometric pattern in gold and silver metallic thread highlighted with scarlet and purple silk. The neck edge is embroidered in couched gold thread and tamboured green silk.

Made: Syria; 1875 - 1900
Marks
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A9650
Production date
1875 - 1900
Height
1300 mm
Width
1400 mm

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Acquisition credit line
Purchased 1983

This object record is currently incomplete. The information available may date back as far as 125 years. Other information may exist in a non-digital form. The Museum continues to update and add new research to collection records.
Subjects
+ Arabic speaking cultures
+ Textile manufacturing
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