London, South Kensington
14 October 2005
A YELLOW GROUND CHRYPE ROBE, TEKKE, 19TH CENTURY
finely embroidered with guls and tulips, worn; and a small yellow silk fragment from a chrype (2)
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This yellow ground chyrpe robe is a rare survivor. Yellow was the preserve of the married woman. Young girls wore the more commonly surviving dark blue robes. Very occasionally white robes reserved for elderly women or widows survive.
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