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Quilted brocade (kundal) robe (chapan or khalat) circa 1880 - 1900
Quilted striped (bekasab) robe (chapan or khalat) circa 1900 - 1930
Turkmen man in quilted robe Photographer: Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskiicirca 1905 - 1915
Dress and pants with Tajik kurak (patchwork) elements circa 1930 - 1970
Apron skirt (beldemchi) circa 1950 - 1970
Woman crossing stream wearing an apron skirt (beldemchi)
The iridescence of this Khorezm robe's deep blue fabric is enhanced by narrow strips of machine quilting, but the cotton material also may have been treated with an egg white finish.