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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)
Generally speaking, only the nobility and upper classes were able to afford metallic brocades, like the one in this robe.