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Coat

Type: Clothing - Garment
Object Name: Coat
Local Name: munisak
Place Made: Asia: Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Samarkand
Period: Late 19th century
Date: 1880 - 1900
Dimensions: L 120 cm x W 150 cm
Materials: Silk; cotton
Techniques: Ikat; warp-faced; printed; hand-sewn; quilted; couched; padded
ID Number: T94.3047
Credit: From the Opekar / Webster Collection

This type of the traditional coat, or munisak, tight on the waist, with deep cut on the chest, was worn beneath an outer coat when the women went outdoors or at home on top of a dress. The outside of the coat features local silk fabric, which has been resist-dyed (warp ikat technique) in burgundy and green. The lining is printed cotton with a floral pattern. Although it was produced in Russia or England, this cotton embodies the chintz patterns of Indian cottons that were brought to Europe by traders of the East India company in the17th and 18th centuries. The imported Indian chintzes had an enormous and long-reaching impact on European textile design.