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    Sale 5454

    Indian and Islamic Textiles

    15 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 26

    A WHITE SILK CHYRPE (CEREMONIAL ROBE)

    TEKKE, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    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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