15 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 10,000
Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 10,000
A WHITE SILK CHYRPE (CEREMONIAL ROBE)
TEKKE, 19TH CENTURY
the ivory silk robe embroidered with spiky silk flowers, the shoulders with red tulip heads and windmill flowers, the vestigial sleeves tipped with red facecloth and fringed
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White Chyrpe are the most uncommon colour for surviving ceremonial robes, being reserved for widows of the Tekke tribe. This is a particularly finely stitched example with lively drawing.
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