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.

Quilted striped (bekasab) robe (chapan or khalat)
circa
1900
1930
Made in
Khorezm
Uzbekistan
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IQSCM, Gift of the Robert and Ardis James Foundation
2015.058.0005